Armenian PM and top government officials discuss situation in and around Nagorno-Karabakh

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YEREVAN, November 16. /ARKA/. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met on Sunday with the Defense and Foreign Ministers David Tonoyan and Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, as well as the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Onik Gasparyan and his deputy Karen Abrahamyan, Pashinyan’s press secretary Mane Gevorgyan said.

She said they discussed the situation in and around Nagorno-Karabakh and further actions.

On November 9, the leaders of the Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a statement to end the war in the zone of the Karabakh conflict from November 10. According to the statement, Azerbaijani and Armenian forces were to stop at their positions.

A number of districts controlled by the Armenian forces of Karabakh are to be returned to Azerbaijan, including the city of Shushi, as well as Aghdam, Kelbajar and Lachin regions, with the exception of a 5-kilometer corridor connecting Karabakh with Armenia through Lachin.

A Russian peacekeeping contingent is deployed along the line of contact in Karabakh and along the Lachin corridor. Internally displaced persons and refugees are returning to Karabakh and surrounding areas. The sides exchange prisoners of war, hostages and other detained persons and bodies of the dead.

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