The conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) is virtually impossible to settle without finding specific solutions to very specific problems, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said in an interview to Deutsche Welle.
He made the remark when asked about his informal talks with President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan (on the sidelines of different international events) and the dynamics observed after every meeting.
“You know, all that is but a preliminary process, and preliminary conversations. Our official negotiations over Nagorno-Karabakh have not yet been initiated. So we meet only to talk and exchange views on the negotiation process, its history … We have never– and no one has ever actually – hoped for specific dynamics in the wake of those dialogues. The foreign ministers [of Armenia and Azerbaijan] are working towards arranging our possible meeting to provide a clearer outlook on what are going to discuss and how. But this conflict is virtually impossible to settle without providing solution to certain very specific problems,” the premier said, reiterating his earlier remark that he, as an official representative of Armenia, cannot represent Nagorno-Karabakh at the negotiating table.