(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 24. President of
Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev met with President of the European Union
(EU) Council Charles Michel and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol
Pashinyan on May 22 in Brussels, Trend reports.
Following the meeting, Michel made a press statement fully
coinciding with the position of Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijani MP Sevinj Huseynova commenting on the meeting
characterized its results as another successful step towards the
signing of a peace treaty and the establishment of peace [between
Armenia and Azerbaijan].
'The meeting, which lasted nearly five hours, was held on the
basis of the five principles of Azerbaijan, consistent with
international standards, the UN Charter, and the Helsinki Final
Act,” Huseynova said.“Another important point of this meeting is
that the talks were held in a format meeting the national interests
“During the meeting, the expression 'Nagorno-Karabakh' wasn't
mentioned, but instead only the issue of the rights of the Armenian
residents living in Azerbaijan was raised,” she reminded.“The
Azerbaijani side always declares that the rights of the Armenian
residents, as well as other national minorities living in
Azerbaijan, are protected, and their security is guaranteed by the
The MP noted that one of the important issues raised at the
meeting was the delimitation of borders. At the same time, the
parties discussed humanitarian issues, including those related to
mine clearance and the fate of missing persons, including up to
4,000 Azerbaijani citizens who went missing during the first
Karabakh war [in the 1990s].
Besides, according to Huseynova, discussions were held on
opening a corridor between the main part of Azerbaijan and
Nakhchivan and an agreement was reached.
'This meeting was another political and diplomatic success of
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. The meeting was effective in
terms of establishing peace and ensuring security in the region,'
added the MP.
Another MP Elshan Musayev said that the latest trilateral
meeting in Brussels was memorable for its results.
'The interests of the Azerbaijani side were seriously taken into
account during the meeting again. The very fact that it lasted
nearly five hours betokens conducting of a large-scale exchange of
views and discussions,' Musayev noted.
He also said that during the talks, the expression
'Nagorno-Karabakh' wasn't mentioned, serious discussions related to
the peace treaty and a wide exchange of views on the continuation
of work on the opening of communications, the implementation of the
Zangazur corridor, the regulation of international transportation
and other issues were conducted.
Besides, the MP emphasized that one of the important results in
reaching an agreement on holding the first joint meeting of the
border commissions which will deal with issues of border
delimitation [between Azerbaijan and Armenia] and ensuring a stable
situation. The agreement to continue meetings in the coming months
also points to better results in the near future.
'The wise and purposeful policy of President Ilham Aliyev
brought serious success to Azerbaijan at the latest meeting in
Brussels, as well,' he said.
According to MP Azer Badamov, one of the notable points of the
meeting was the non-mentioning of the issue of the status of
Armenian residents living in Karabakh.
He noted that one of the issues discussed was related to the
demining of the territories liberated from Armenian occupation and
the fate of the missing persons.
'Since the end of the second Karabakh War, more than 200 our
citizens were seriously injured or killed as a result of mine
explosions. According to international standards, in the post-war
period, the victorious side should be presented with a map of mined
territories to ensure the safety of the civilian population,'
He added that the meeting parties discussed issues of holding
joint meetings of border commissions, organizing the delimitation
and demarcation process, opening communications, implementing the
Zangazur corridor, organizing state border crossings and transit
traffic within the framework of international norms, the
continuation of the work of the economic advisory group to ensure
economic development, and the issues of signing a peace treaty.
Armenian leadership accepted the new realities created by
Azerbaijan, and resolution of the issues raised by it has no
alternative, concluded Badamov.
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