August 31, 2021 – 15:03 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – The Armenian side has not and will not discuss the provision of a “corridor” or anything resembling a “corridor” to Azerbaijan, Armenia’s Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan said on Thursday, August 31, Civic.am reports.
The Azerbaijani side has on multiple occasions spoken about a so-called “corridor” through the southern Armenian province of Syunik that would connect Nakhijevan to the rest of Azerbaijan. The Armenian side, however, has repeatedly denied being involved in negotiations for the provision of a corridor to Azerbaijan, stressing that they have only agreed to unblock transport communications in the region.
Grigoryan, who co-chairs a trilateral working group on the unblocking of transport communications in the region, said he does not consider it correct to comment on the wishes of other members of the working group.
According to the Deputy PM, the Armenia-Russia-Azerbaijan trilateral working group resumed its work at the suggestion of the Russian side.
“Encroachments and provocations on the borders of Armenia negatively affect the effective course of work, but the Armenian government intends to use any negotiating platform and opportunity for constructive dialogue in order to promote the interests of the Republic of Armenia,” Grigoryan noted.
“Technical and infrastructural capabilities related to international cargo and issues related to border control are being studied at the expert level. In the same context, the economic and logistic effects of possible connections with the transport infrastructure of other countries in the region are being assessed.”