05 March 2024 / 17:51 RU

    EU welcomes Armenia-Azerbaijan agreement

    Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, has welcomed the prisoner swap agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

    “EU welcomes the joint statement by Armenia and Azerbaijan announcing the mutual release of detainees and other confidence building measures – an important political step,” Borrell posted on X.

    “We concur – there is a historic chance to achieve peace in the region and are committed to supporting these efforts,” he added.

    The statement released by the office of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and the administration of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said the two countries "share the view that there is a historic chance to achieve a long-awaited peace."

    “The two countries reconfirm their intention to normalize relations and to reach the peace treaty on the basis of respect for the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity,” the statement added.

    Azerbaijan said it would release 32 Armenian prisoners of war in exchange for the release of two Azerbaijani soldiers detained in Armenia.




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    08 December 2023 / 12:39