1. الهام علی اف و نیکول پشینیان، رئیس جمهور جمهوری آذربایجان و نخست وزیر ارمنستان، برای نشستی مشترک اعلام آمادگی کردند.
2. پاشینیان ضمن اشاره به نبود محدودیت زمانی یا مکانی برای دیدار با رئیس جمهور آذربایجان، گفت نشست با مقامات آذربایجان می تواند در سطح وزاری امور خارجه یا نخست وزیر باشد. وی برای فرایند تعیین مرزهای دو کشور اعلام آمادگی کرد.
3. علی اف نیز روز 2 اکتبر، برای مذاکره اعلام آمادگی کرد و گفت این می تواند نشانه خوبی، دال بر پایان یافتن جنگ و تغییر اوضاع باشد.
4. در جنگی که به تازگی در نتیجه حملات ارتش ارمنستان به شهروندان و نیروهای آذربایجان میان این دو کشور درگرفت، آذربایجان چند شهر و شهرک و روستا را از اشغال ارمنستان درآورد. در 10 نوامبر دو کشور با میانجی گری روسیه، توافق کردند جنگ را پایان دهند و برای رسیدن به راه علی فراگیر تلاش کنند. این توافق پیروزی برای آذربایجان و شکستی برای ارمنستان بود.
5. سخنگوی دولت روسیه نیز از سفر قریب الوقوع پاشینیان به روسیه و دیدار وی با پوتین خبر داده است.
6. رجب طیب اردوغان در ارتباط با مناقشه ناگورنو-قره باغ، از آمادگی روسیه برای ایجاد عرصه ای با حضور 6 کشور ترکیه، روسیه، ایران، آذربایجان، گرجستان و ارمنستان، برای دستیابی به صلح پایدار و ثبات و همکاری در منطقه گفت و آن را ابتکاری برد-برد برای همه بازگیران در منطقه قفقاز خواند.
7. وی به فرصت هایی که راه ارتباطی زنگزور برای تجارت و اقتصاد منطقه فراهم می کند، اشاره کرد و از ضرورت تعهد ارمنستان به مسئولیت های خود گفت. وزیر امور خارجه ترکیه نیز بر تلاش کشورش برای ایجاد ارتباط دوباره میان ارمنستان و آذربایجان تأکید کرد.
8. سخنگوی دولت ارمنستان نیز آمادگی کشورش را بر گفتگو در سطح مقامات عالی با ترکیه و حذف موانع از راه ارتباطی آذربایجان و نخجوان که از داخل ارمنستان می گذرد، اعلام کرده است.
9. ارمنستان و ترکیه هیچ گاه ارتباط دیپلماتیک نداشته اند و مرزهای این دو کشور از دهه 1990 بسته است. حمایت کامل ترکیه از آذربایجان در مناقشات این کشور با ارمنستان، نیز روابط آنکارا و ایروان را بدتر کرده است.
10. وزیر امور خارجه آذربایجان در نخستین سالگرد آزادسازی شهر جبراییل و روستاهای اطراف از اشغال ارمنستان، از آنها بازدید کرد. وی در این سفر بر اهمیت راهبردی این شهرها تأکید کرد و ارمنستان را دشمنی خواند که از هر فرصتی برای صدمه زدن به مردم این شهرها استفاده کرده است. او بازنده اصلی جنگ را نخست وزیر سابق ارمنستان خواند.
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Azerbaijani, Armenian leaders ready for summit to discuss Karabakh
BY DAILY SABAH
OCT 05, 2021 10:43 AM GMT+3
Soldiers carry portraits of Azerbaijani service members killed in the recent conflict over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh during a commemoration on its first anniversary, in Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 27, 2021. (Reuters Photo)
Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev and Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian both expressed readiness for a joint summit as the second Karabakh war between the two countries is left a year behind.
Pashinian commented on the relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan during a meeting with the Armenian community in Lithuania.
Noting that Armenia is ready to hold high-level talks with Azerbaijan, Pashinian said: "On July 1, I announced that we were ready for a high-level summit. This meeting can be at the level of foreign ministers or prime minister-president. I believe that there are no restrictions on the place and time of a meeting with the president of Azerbaijan."
Arguing that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group is experienced in organizing such summits, Pashinian said: "We are happy to state that the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group have started to intensify their activities. We are ready to start the process of delineating the borders."
Aliyev also said in a statement on Oct. 2: "I am ready and I have already stated my position. If the Armenian side is ready, I am also ready. Earlier this year, upon the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, we had a tripartite meeting. I can talk to Pashinian at any time when he is ready. I am open to negotiations and I think this could be a good sign that the war is over and that page has been turned. This is very important."
Relations between the former Soviet republics have been tense since 1991 when the Armenian military occupied Nagorno-Karabakh, a territory recognized as part of Azerbaijan, and seven adjacent regions.
The Minsk Group, co-chaired by France, Russia and the United States, was formed in 1992 to find a peaceful solution to the conflict, but to no avail. A cease-fire, however, was agreed upon in 1994.
When new clashes erupted on Sept. 27, the Armenian army launched attacks on civilians and Azerbaijani forces and violated several humanitarian cease-fire agreements. During the 44-day conflict, Azerbaijan liberated several cities and nearly 300 settlements and villages from Armenian occupation.
The two countries signed a Russian-brokered agreement on Nov. 10 to end fighting and work toward a comprehensive resolution. The truce is seen as a victory for Azerbaijan and a defeat for Armenia, whose armed forces have been withdrawing in line with the agreement.
Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov also said in a statement regarding Pashinian's plan to meet with Putin in Russia, "Pashinian is expected to visit Russia. A private meeting with Putin is being prepared."
Regarding the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said after his meeting with Putin in Sochi that Russia was ready to create a six-nation platform.
Erdoğan has frequently called for a six-nation platform comprising Turkey, Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia for permanent peace, stability and cooperation in the region, saying it would be a win-win initiative for all regional actors in the Caucasus.
Turkey believes that permanent peace is possible through mutual security-based cooperation among the states and people of the South Caucasus region.
He noted that the Zangezur corridor would provide opportunities for the region as a whole, in terms of trade and economy.
“Azerbaijan is carrying out widescale work for this corridor,” Erdoğan said, adding that Armenia also needs to fulfill its responsibilities.
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu also said last week that Turkey would coordinate all steps to be taken in terms of reestablishing relations with Armenia amid positive statements in that regard, but no meeting has been scheduled with his Armenian counterpart.
Pashinian's spokesperson Mane Gevorgyan last month said her country is ready to engage in high-level dialogue with Turkey. She noted that Yerevan was ready to establish the highest-level dialogue with Ankara and eliminate obstacles on the transit corridor that would have to go through Armenia to connect Azerbaijan to its Nakhchivan enclave that borders Turkey and Iran.
Armenia and Turkey never established diplomatic relations and their shared border has been closed since the 1990s. The ties have further deteriorated due to Turkey's support for its regional ally Azerbaijan, which fought with Armenia last year for the liberation of the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region.
Ankara has pledged its full support to Baku in its efforts to liberate its lands from Armenian occupation. A joint Turkish-Russian center was established to monitor the truce. Russian peacekeeping troops have also been deployed to the region.
Aliyev's visit to Jabrayil
Meanwhile, Aliyev Monday visited the city of Jabrayil and some surrounding villages and towns in the first year of its liberation from occupation.
Speaking in the town of Sukovushan, Aliyev emphasized that this place is of great strategic importance and that the liberation of Sukovushan provided great morale for the army.
"During the occupation, the Armenians cut off the water of the Sukovushan dam in summer and opened it in winter. While our villagers and farmers were dehydrated during the summer months, the water released during the winter months would cause flooding. This shows once again what an ugly foe we are dealing with. They used every opportunity to do us more harm," he said.
Aliyev, who also criticized former Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan in his speech, said: "The analysis of the war shows once again that the losers of this war are Serzh Sargsyan and others like him. Now they want to blame Nikol Pashinian for the defeat. It is supposed that Pashinian is guilty. Pashinian came to power in 2018. Serzh Sargsyan founded the army. He served as a defense minister, prime minister, secretary of the president, head of the security service, and became president for 10 years. We destroyed that army and destroyed Serzh Sargsyan and elements like him. Let this defeat not be blamed on Pashinian. What Pashinian did is a separate issue. But we defeated Sargsyan. The army he formed knelt before us."