Baku/21.09.21/Turan: The press secretary of the Prime Minister of Armenia, Mane Gevorgyan commented on the statement of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to” Armenpress ” that Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, through Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, offered to meet with him.
“The Prime Minister shared his views on the start of negotiations with Turkey during the last question-and-answer session of the National Assembly with members of the government as saying that, in his opinion, working discussions should precede high-level contacts.” “At the moment, there have been no contacts between the officials of Armenia and Turkey, although the Armenian government is ready for such contacts. In case of effective work, Armenia will be ready for high-level meetings.”
Asked about Erdogan’s call to open a corridor through the territory of Armenia, she said: “Armenia attaches great importance to the strict implementation of the agreements contained in the statements of November 9 and January 11. The opening of communications is extremely important for establishing long-term peace and stability in the region, overcoming the atmosphere of hostility in the region, so Armenia is determined to move in this direction. In some statements, the topic of restoring communications is transformed to acquire the logic of maintaining regional isolation. Talks about corridors are contrary to the logic of establishing peace and stability in the region and overcoming the atmosphere of hostility. It is aimed not only at isolating the states and peoples of the region but also at giving this isolation a sign of irreversibility. However, there are ways to unblock regional communications to thereby emphasize the interconnectedness of the region and become a real way towards overcoming hostility step by step. The Armenian government supports this option, and exactly this option is stipulated both in paragraph 9 of the trilateral statement of November 9 and in the trilateral statement of January 11, ” she said. -02D-