Azerbaijan’s military offensive in Nagorny Karabakh on 19 September 2023 has prompted an exodus of nearly the entire Armenian population living within the enclave to Armenia. Their departure has the potential to increase internal political tensions.
The government in Yerevan has voiced its frustration over Russia’s perceived inaction during the crisis. Furthermore, Armenia’s recent decision to ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the signing of a military cooperation agreement with France signify attempts to chart a new direction in its’ foreign policy as it looks to pursue enhanced security and legal assurances beyond Russia.
With Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan expressing readiness for a peace deal, can peace be restored after more than 30 years of conflict, and enable the region to fulfil its connectivity potential?
In this roundtable, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, Ararat Mirzoyan, will address developments in Nagorny Karabakh and the South Caucasus more broadly, the Armenia-Azerbaijan normalisation process, as well as Armenia’s foreign and security policy priorities.
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