Pashinyan, Aliyev Hold Another Conversation

Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan (right) with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in St. Petersburg, Russia on Dec. 6
Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan (right) with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in St. Petersburg, Russia on Dec. 6

Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan (right) with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in St. Petersburg, Russia on Dec. 6

Armenia’s Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev held another conversation on the sidelines of an informal CIS Summit held Thursday in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Pashinyan discussed the conversation with reporters saying that the discussion centered around exchange of captives—or prisoners of war—for which Baku has proposed an even exchange of prisoners being held captives on both sides.

“We didn’t reach an agreement, but we will continue discussions,” Pashinyan told reporters on Thursday.

“As you know, they [Azerbaijan] have proposed the ‘all for all’ principle, but we have a problem here. We must discuss it also with the Artsakh authorities. We have also talked about the previous episodes of the negotiations process,” added Pashinyan. He was referring to a similar conversation the two had on the sidelines of a CIS Summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan in November, when they agreed to set up communications mechanism between the two and pledged to significantly curtail cross border attacks.

The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen, meeting with Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers on Thursday in Milan hailed the sides’ adherence to the Dushanbe agreement by pointing out the significant drop in cross-border incidents.

As for the prisoner exchange, the authorities in Artsakh have unequivocally rejected Baku’s “all for all” proposal, citing that two of the prisoners identified by Azerbaijan are currently serving sentences in Artsakh for murder after a court there found them guilty of killing civilians once they crossed into Artsakh territory.


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  1. Artin said:

    Dont trust ANYTHING the Azeris say or do. NOTHING. Their entire existence is dedicated to eliminating the cultural history of Armenians. In their perverted & brainwashed minds, Armenia was created in the 20th century & Azerbaijan is the nation that is thousands of years old.

    • State of Emergency said:

      At this point it really doesn’t matter who was created yesterday and who was created 10,000 years ago. Arguing who was first will never gain respect nor concessions. We must create conditions to draw in regional powers to help us. A win-wind situation. Otherwise, no amount of self-righteousness will change uninterested minds.

    • Ararat said:

      I agree. I have argued, debated and fought with these idiots and I must tell you they are completely ignorant of the history of the region. They don’t even know who they are and where they come from. In my debates with them I have always realized that they only know how to repeat like a canary all the anti-Armenian nonsense they have been told about Armenians by their racist leaders which is of course completely based on lies and fabrications. When you challenge them they have no answers and they break down and start cursing. I have challenged hundreds of them to show me a map of the world before 1918 with a country called “Azerbaijan” on it and they all have failed. The funny thing is that they all have different opinion of who we Armenians are and where we come from. Some told me we came from India. Others told me we came from the Balkans. Yet others told me we came from Iran. Many more told me Armenia is a Russian creation. They are too stupid to know that Armenian existed long before Russia came long. Nearly two millenniums before. And that over a quarter million Armenians were uprooted from their Armenian homeland in Julfa and forced to migrate to Persia over 400 years ago in 1603 as a result of a war between the Persian and the Ottoman empires. All sorts of inconsistent and incoherent nonsense you can think of they came up with. They could never tell me about their fake history. I mean not a word. That’s why in all my debates with them they always tried to discredit us and they never tried to defend themselves with any facts whatsoever. That’s what happens when your existence is fake and artificial. You can’t defend yourself, you can’t explain yourself and you can legitimize yourself so you resort to bashing and discrediting the indigenous populations with lies and fairy tales drilled into your heads since childhood.

      This so-called Azeri nation is fake and fabricated. They are the former homeless Caucasian Muslim Tatars (Turkified Mongols) mixed with locals with an artificial state invented a hundred years ago at the end of WWI in 1918 by genocidal Turks and their criminal Soviet collaborators for the first time in history and on occupied Armenian lands. They did not adopt the name “Azerbaijan” until 1936. The only historical region that comes close to this name is the region called “Atropatan” which is located in today’s Iran. The River Arax separates Armenia from Iran and Atropatan is to the south of Arax River while the artificial Azerbaijan republic is to the north of the Arax River having nothing to do with Atroptan and the people inhabiting it.

      They don’t care about historical facts and they lie and take lies being told as facts because they are bitter and full of hatred towards us and the real reason for that is that we beat the hell out of them in the LIBERATION of the ancient Armenian province of Artsakh falsely known as karabakh. We defeated and humiliated them in the battlefield and turned them into caged animals. Like such animals they try to scratch us once in a while but to no avail because they have no claws. We took those away from them a quarter century ago.

      Here is the real kicker which makes me laugh. They don’t know their own origin and history yet they claim they are owners of the Armenian territories. So I simply refer them to an ancient map below and ask them to show me where Azerbaijan is on this ancient map AND then I never hear back from them!

    • Raffi said:

      Who to blame are the Western powers, to Milk Azerbaijan they have taken biased stance, they are just in what’s in it for me business, and Azerbaijanis most of them ignorant believe everything the government says, instead of spending their wealth on the wellbeing of its people, they are giving away to Western powers, once they go bankrupt or oil goes obsolete, the West will drop them like a trash.