Azerbaijan yet to respond Armenia’s peace treaty proposal, Yerevan says
Armenian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Vahan Hunanyan said Azerbaijan has not yet responded to Armenia’s proposal on a peace treaty.
“As announced earlier, Armenia conveyed to Azerbaijan the Armenian side’s proposals pertaining to the document on normalization of relations in December . As of this moment, we still have no response,” Hunanyan told PastInfo media outlet, Armenpress reported.
The two Caucasian countries that have embroiled in a six-week of war in autumn 2020 over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, most recently got at loggerheads when Azerbaijan has blocked the Lachin Corridor, the only lifeline that connects the Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia.
Since Dec.12, the Azerbaijani government-sponsored protesters defining themselves as environmental activists have blocked the road, claiming that Armenians in Karabakh were illegally mining the gold and copper reserves in nearby mines. The blockage halted the movement of people and goods in or out of the enclave, including food, fuel, and medical supplies, resulting in shortages of the products.
The six-week long clashes of 2020, also known as the Second Karabakh war have ended by a truce agreement brokered by Russia in November 2020. However, Azerbaijan and Armenia yet to sign a permanent peace deal.