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While the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defence announced on 23 October the launch of the Turkish-Azerbaijani military exercises “Mustafa Kamal Atatürk – 2023” in Azerbaijan, the Armenian Minister of Defence, Suren Papikian, was visiting Paris on the same day with his counterpart Sébastien Lecornu “in order to formalize the acquisition of weapons to enable it to protect its civilian populations and ensure the defence of its borders”, according to the French Ministry of the Armed Forces via the X social media.
At the same time, Tehran hosted the second meeting in the “3+3” format, still in the absence of Georgia, due to the presence of the Russian side, from 23 October, on the sidelines of which an informal meeting between Ararat Mirzoyan and Djeyhoun Bayramov would have taken place according to the spokesperson of the Armenian MFA, a meeting in relation to which the Iranian MFA Hossein Amir-Abdollahian would have, according to the press agencies APA and Alarabiya News, declared beforehand: “Armenia recognizes Karabakh as Azerbaijani territory. Azerbaijan, in turn, guarantees the security of Armenians living in Karabakh. […] A historic opportunity is available to all countries in the region. The war in the South Caucasus is over and it is time for peace and cooperation. […] The presence of foreigners in the region will not solve any problem but will further complicate the situation”. Ararat Mirzoyan reiterated the Armenian desire for a “crossroads of peace” explaining that “based on the principles of sovereignty and jurisdiction of states, reciprocity and equality of countries, the Republic of Armenia [was] ready to participate in regional infrastructure projects”.
The principles of this project were clarified by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian on the occasion of the Silk Road Forum in Tbilisi in these terms: “Principle No. 1: all infrastructure,
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