ArmInfo.The CSTO summit has held open, sincere and positive Armenia's Premier Nikol Pashinyan stated at a Cabinet meeting on Thursday.
"Regrettably, at its meeting the CSTO Collective Security Council
failed to found common ground with respect to two important
documents. But I would like to say we had most sincere and positive
discussions, and the documents were remitted to further revision. I
hope we will find common ground," the premier said.
Although the CSTO Collective Security Council did not adopt a
declaration on Azerbaijan's aggression on September 13 because
Armenia refused to sign it, the discussions were generally positive.
"I also regard as positive the bilateral negotiations with Russia and
I hope that the reached agreements will be implemented as soon as
possible," Mr Pashinyan said.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan did not sign the draft
"Declaration of the Collective Security Council of the CSTO on joint
measures to provide assistance to the Republic of Armenia."
According to the Prime Minister, the document is not sufficiently
finalized. "The lack of a clear political assessment of the situation
can mean not only the CSTO's refusal of allied obligations, but it
can also be interpreted by Azerbaijan as a green light from the CSTO
for further aggression against Armenia. And this contradicts not only
the letter, partners, at the moment I believe that the draft
"Declaration of the CSTO CSC and on joint measures to provide
assistance to the Republic of Armenia" submitted for signing is not
sufficiently finalized, and in this form, with all due respect, I am
not ready to sign these documents," Pashinyan said in his closing
speech at the summit of the CSTO member states.
Pashinyan reminded the heads of state that the risk of new aggression
from Azerbaijan against the territorial integrity of Armenia still
remains. "CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas reported on this at an
extraordinary meeting of the CSC on October 28 this year," the head
of the Armenian Cabinet said.
He recalled that since May 11, 2021, Azerbaijan has used armed forces
three times and occupied approximately 140 square kilometers of the
sovereign territory of Armenia. According to the UN resolution of
December 14, 1974, number 3314, the above-mentioned actions of
Azerbaijan are considered as aggression. , the Prime Minister noted.