Peace talks between Armenia and Azerbaijan focus on constitutional reference

By Ruzanna Stepanian, 4 June
Flag of Armenia (photo credit: Chickenonline via pixabay)
Flag of Armenia (photo credit: Chickenonline via pixabay)
Azerbaijan’s demands for Armenia to change its constitution are not on the agenda of ongoing peace talks between the two countries, Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan insisted on Tuesday. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev reiterated those demands in late April, calling them a “precondition” for the signing of an Armenian-Azerbaijani peace treaty. He said Armenia must specifically remove from its constitution a reference to a 1990 declaration of independence which in turn cites a 1989 unification act adopted by the legislative bodies of Soviet Armenia and the then Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast. Mirzoyan said in this regard that both Yerevan and Baku see in each other’s constitution “obstacles to the establishment of a lasting peace.”
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