EU Calls For Immediate De-Escalation Between Armenian And Azerbaijan
(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) BRUSSELS, Aug 4 (KUNA) -- President of the European Council Charles Michel is closely engaged with leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan to defuse tensions between the two countries, an EU official told journalists on Thursday.
Michel spoke with Armenian Prime minister Nikol Pashinyan and will speak as well with President Ilhan Aliyev of Azerbijan, said the official speaking on condition of anonymity.
His team and the EU Special Representative (for the South Caucasus) Toivo Klaar have been in intense contact with both sides over the past days, to push for immediate de-escalation and progress on all agenda items on the table via dialogue, the source noted.
Two Armenian soldiers were reportedly killed and nearly twenty wounded in new clashes in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh area yesterday, while Azerbaijan said one of its soldiers was killed. (end)
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