Armenia Offers Peace Treaty Project to Azerbaijan


Armenia has presented Azerbaijan with a project for a full peace treaty to end the decades-long dispute over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said.

An agreement would provide for monitoring mechanisms by both sides to prevent breaches of the peace deal, said Pashinyan. He told a cabinet meeting on Thursday that Yerevan had completed “another stage of working on a project of a peace treaty and on establishing [diplomatic] relations” with Baku.

The two Caucasus neighbors have fought two wars for control of Azerbaijan’s Armenian-populated enclave that have claimed tens of thousands of lives. Internationally-mediated peace talks between the countries have since produced little result. Thursday’s announcement came after Yerevan accused Baku of conducting a “policy of ethnic cleansing” and forcing ethnic Armenians to leave the breakaway region.

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