European Council President Michel: Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan will continue negotiations on peace
Armenia and Azerbaijan will continue negotiations on a future peace treaty in the coming weeks at the level of foreign ministers. This is reported RIA News with reference to chapter European Council Charles Michel.
“Delegations led by foreign ministers will continue the process in the coming weeks,” Michel said at a meeting with representatives of the parties in Brussels. The diplomat also said that during the talks the issue of security of the Armenian population of Karabakh was discussed.
“As far as social and economic development is concerned, EU will continue to work with both parties within the framework of a consulting group to promote economic development for the benefit of both countries and their populations,” the head of the European Council emphasized. Michel added that the next meeting of leaders in this format will be held in “July-August.”
On September 27, 2020, fighting broke out again on the line of contact between Azerbaijan and the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. They continued for several weeks. As a result of the conflict Baku returned own part of the territories lost in the 1990s. In May 2021, Armenia accused Azerbaijan of trying to move deep into the Syunik and Gegharkunik regions under the pretext of clarifying the borders.