Peace Deal brokered Between Armenia And Azerbaijan

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  • November 11, 2020
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Peace Deal brokered Between Armenia And Azerbaijan

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – International Relations; Health

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Key takeaways 

  • As per the new peace deal, both sides will now maintain positions in the areas that they currently hold. 
  • It means a significant gain for Azerbaijan as it has reclaimed over 15-20% of its lost territory during the recent conflict. 
  • Further, under this agreement, all military operations are suspended. 
  • Russian peacekeepers will be deployed along the line of contact in Nagorno-Karabakh and along the Lachin corridor that connects the region to Armenia.

Important value additions 

Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO)

  • Russia’s role in the conflict has been somewhat opaque since it supplies arms to both countries and is in a military alliance with Armenia called the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO).
  • CSTO is an intergovernmental military alliance that was signed on 15 May 1992.
  • In 1992, six post-Soviet states belonging to the Commonwealth of Independent States signed the Collective Security Treaty (also referred to as the “Tashkent Pact” or “Tashkent Treaty”).
  • Members: Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan.
  • Headquarters: Moscow, Russia.

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