The outcome of the trilateral meeting of President of the
Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, President of the European
Council Charles Michel and Prime Minister of the Republic of
Armenia Nikol Pashinyan in Brussels is yet another positive step
towards the future peace agreement, Senior Policy Analyst at the
European Policy Center Amanda Paul told Trend .
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev had a
meeting with President of the European Council Charles Michel and
Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan in
Brussels on May 22.
The sides agreed on the first session of the border commissions
to be held in the coming days. The meeting will cover all issues
related to the border delimitation and regional stability.
Transit agreements have also been reached between the western
part of Azerbaijan and country's Nakhchivan, as well as through the
territory of Azerbaijan between different parts of Armenia. The
leaders came to an agreement to proceed with opening transport
corridors, as well as with the regulation of international
The sides also decided to continue discussions on a future peace
treaty between Armenia and Azerbaijan. In upcoming weeks,
delegations led by foreign ministers will continue the negotiation
“I think that the meeting with Charles Michel was very
encouraging and that there was more substance in the press
statement published by Michel than we have seen following earlier
discussions,” Paul stated.“This was the third such meeting between
Michel, President Iham Aliyev and Nikol Pashinyan. We can see the
progress. There is much more substance being discussed and
increasing commitments made to progress peace'.
As for her, one of these commitments was first joint meeting of
the Border Commissions, and to advance discussions on the future
“These steps may be small, baby steps but they should not be
underestimated. Furthermore, the EU is now playing a central role
in the post war period, in terms of bringing about a peace deal,
steps towards reconstruction and long-term sustainable peace and
reconciliation,” Paul added.
Moreover, Israeli lawyer, specialist in international law and
international politics Mikhail Finkel noted that the driving force
behind negotiation processes is President of Azerbaijan Ilham
“President of Azerbaijan showed the whole world that he is a
true peacemaker. He spoke about the need to sign a peace treaty in
the near future and did everything possible and impossible for
this,” he said.
Finkel stressed that the mood in Armenia is completely
“We see that the Armenian society and the opposition, which has
gathered thousands of protestors in Yerevan, are trying in every
possible way to disrupt the signing of a peace treaty. Armenia
doesn't understand that the country has no other choice, and peace
treaty is the only thing that can lead Armenia out of the terrible
economic, political and demographic crisis,” he said.
According to the expert, the Armenian side, having lost the war,
may lose the diplomatic talks too.
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