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‘We should ensure return of Artsakh residents to their homes’ – Armenian PM receives Russian FM

armenpress.am11/21st/2020, 10:48

‘We should ensure return of Artsakh residents to their homes’ – Armenian PM receives Russian FM

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan held a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Yerevan, the PM’s Office told Armenpress.

“Dear Mr. Foreign Minister,

Let me welcome you in Yerevan. Today we have discussed in an extended format all issues on our agenda. Of course, for us the most important issue today is the current situation in Nagorno Karabakh. We must make decisions on many issues, and the most important one is the humanitarian part of the issue as we should ensure the return of the residents of Artsakh to their homes. Of course, there is already a good dynamic of the return of the Artsakh residents to their homes. And in fact Russian peacekeepers are stationed in all mentioned places, they are already ensuring the security. This is a very important factor which is ensuring the security of the people of Nagorno Karabakh. But there are also issues which are not solved, for instance in the future how we are going to ensure the exercise of the right of the residents of several regions to return, who will ensure the security of our compatriots, how it will be done. These are issues which are on our agenda. We must discuss and make decisions in this respect”, the Armenian PM said in his remarks.

In his turn the Russian FM stated:

“Dear Mr. Prime Minister,

Thank you for the warm welcome. Our delegation has arrived in Yerevan within the frames of the agreement with you and President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, aimed at completely covering our cooperation and all directions of our allied, strategic relations. And of course, the issues connected with the necessity of solving the problems in Nagorno Karabakh are a priority.

The November 9 statement allows to solve these issues based on the agreements recorded in the document signed by the three leaders. It first of all relates to the return of refugees and the solution of all humanitarian issues of the current situation.

We are committed to that, you have already said. Thank you for your high appreciation of the mission carried out by ou...

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