Pashinyan: Armenia will respond in kind to "positive signals" from Turkey

August 27, 2021 – 13:42 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Friday, August 27 weighed in on regional peace, maintaining that “public positive signals” are coming from Turkey. Pashinyan said the Armenian side will assess those signals and respond in kind.

According to the Prime Minister, his main message when introducing the government program in the National Assembly was based on the agenda to start an era of peaceful development for the region and for , which was followed by the Azerbaijani military blocking the main road connecting the southern province of Syunik to the rest of the country.

The National Security Service confirmed on Thursday that the Armenian side is working to restore traffic on Karmrakar-Shurnukh section of the Kapan-Goris highway blocked by the Azerbaijani side since Wednesday evening. Tatoyan revealed later in the day that the Azerbaijani military has blocked another section of an interstate road in the same area.

Pashinyan noted on Thursday that the blocking of the highway contradicts an agreement reached between Armenia and Russia, according to which the Russian border guards are responsible for ensuring the security of the road in question. The PM added that the agreement was supposed to become a trilateral document but it never happened.

On Friday, the PM expressed hope, however, that the situation will be resolved soon.

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