BRUSSELS (Combined Sources)—Armenia’s Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan on Tuesday urged the European Union to impose sanctions against Azerbaijan for its continued militarization of the Nagrono-Karabakh conflict.
Speaking to the European Voice newspaper, the prime minister, who is on a working visit to Brussels, said the EU should threaten Azerbaijan with sanctions, and clarify what those sanctions will, since Azerbaijan is attempting to undermine the OSCE Minsk Group-led peace process.
He also urged the EU to work toward ending Azerbaijan’s attempts to militarize the South Caucasus and urge that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict be resolved peacefully.
Sargsyan also discussed the upcoming EU-Armenia talks on a comprehensive trade agreement, which are scheduled for June 19.
The prime minister told European Voice that a deep and comprehensive free trade agreement with the EU would require a new infrastructure in Armenia.
He clarified that Armenia’s relations with Russia and the EU are complimentary, but stressed that Armenia was no interested in joining the Eurasia Union, which was founded in 2010 and includes as members Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus.
Sargsyan also said the relations between Armenia and Russia will not change with Vladimir Putin’s return to power in Russia.