MINSK, 15 October (BelTA) - Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan called for dialogue and efforts to gradually overcome an atmosphere of hostility in the Nagorno-Karabakh region as he addressed the web-based CIS summit on 15 October, BelTA has learned.
"We are determined and will do our utmost to achieve peace and stability in the region," the prime minister stressed.
"Today, our region is on the verge of very important transformations. Given there is political will and wisdom, they can change the current picture and lead to the conditions that create genuine peace and stability. We are ready for such changes. Moreover, they coincide with our vision of the future," Nikol Pashinyan emphasized.
He noted that in its program of action the Armenian government has set a goal to open a new era of peaceful development for the country and the region as a whole. "By winning the snap parliamentary elections, we have received a mandate to achieve this fundamental goal," he said.
At the same time, the prime minister noted that there are many factors that call into question the possibility of peace in the region. People are still dying. In this regard, he proposed to strengthen the tripartite mechanisms for investigating incidents and observing the ceasefire and all military actions.
"Many do not believe in peace and stability in our region. Moreover, they do not want this. In these circumstances, it is very difficult to advance the agenda. But we are determined and will do everything in our power to achieve peace and stability in our region. We have a clear idea of how to achieve this goal. Dialogue and efforts to gradually overcome an atmosphere of hostility that our region is, unfortunately, facing, resolving all regional transport and economic cooperation problems is the only way that can lead to this goal," Nikol Pashinyan said.