Armenia Ready to Sign Peace Treaty with Azerbaijan by November, Says Prime Minister Pashinyan

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stated in a press conference that his country is ready to sign a peace treaty with Azerbaijan by November, provided the agreed principles are reflected in the treaty.

Those principles include:

  • the mutual recognition of territorial integrity based on the Almaty Declaration (formerly “Alma-Ata Declaration”)
  • border delimitation (currently 90% complete)
  • communication channels between Armenia and Azerbaijan should operate based on principles of sovereignty, jurisdiction, equality, and reciprocity

The potential peace agreement should also provide security guarantees for border villages like Voskepar and Kirants.

Pashinyan stated that he hopes for progress at the upcoming foreign ministers’ meeting in Almaty, Kazakhstan. In March, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev also expressed optimism, suggesting that Baku is closer than ever to peace with Yerevan.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak urged for peace in the South Caucasus before COP29, scheduled in Baku from November 11 to 22.