28 May 2024 / 13:30 RU

    European Council chief hosts Armenia-Azerbaijan talks

    President of the European Council Charles Michel hosted fresh talks between Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Brussels on Sunday.

    “During the meeting, issues related to the unblocking of regional transport and economic infrastructures, border delimitation and border security between the two countries, the treaty on the normalization of relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the need to address the rights and security of the people of Nagorno-Karabakh, as well as other issues related to the POWs, missing persons and other humanitarian issues were discussed,” the Armenian premier’s office said in its readout of the trilateral meeting.

    “An agreement was reached to continue the discussions on June 1 in Chișinău within the framework of the summit of the European Political Community, where a five-sided meeting with the participation of the Prime Minister of Armenia, the President of Azerbaijan, the President of France, the Chancellor of Germany, and the President of the European Council is scheduled, and in July, within the framework the tripartite meeting in Brussels between the Prime Minister of Armenia, the President of Azerbaijan, and the President of the European Council,” reads the statement.

    In his press remarks after the talks, Michel said the two sides should maintain “the momentum” and “take decisive steps towards the signing of a comprehensive peace agreement.”

    “The leaders confirmed their unequivocal commitment to the 1991 Almaty Declaration and the respective territorial integrity of Armenia (29,800 km2) and Azerbaijan (86,600 km2). The ultimate delimitation of the border will be agreed through negotiations,” he said.


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