By Sabina Mammadli
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Armenian Prime Minister
Nikol Pashinyan, French President Emmanuel Macron, and President of
the European Council Charles Michel are expected to hold a joint
meeting today, on October 6.
It is expected that the meeting will take place in Prague within
the framework of the meeting of the European Political
Meanwhile, EU diplomat Josep Borrell noted that Brussels is
working to have a border commission meeting before the end of this
'We do not spare diplomatic efforts. We mobilize the resources
we have,' Borrell added.
Azerbaijan offered Armenia to hold the third meeting of the
commission on the delimitation of the state border in October, and
not in November, as previously planned. The meeting is planned to
be held in Brussels.
Similarly, Ambassador of France to Azerbaijan Zacharie Gross
noted that the release by Azerbaijan of 17 Armenian detainees is a
welcome humanitarian gesture and that it contributes to building
trust ahead of the important meetings in Prague.
It is worth noting that earlier, Pashinyan and Macron met in
Paris to discuss the latest regional developments.
Talking about the escalations at the border, Macron stated that
France is convinced that the use of force cannot be a solution for
either Armenia or Azerbaijan and it is necessary to resume the
“As for long-term solutions, I think it is necessary to sign the
Armenia-Azerbaijan peace treaty with the mutual recognition of the
borders reaffirmed by the agreement of December 8, 1991. Armenia is
ready for the opening of communications and the construction of new
communication routes in the region, in accordance with the national
legislations of the countries through which they pass,” Pashinyan
On October 2, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov and
his Armenian counterpart Ararat Mirzoyan met to negotiate a draft
peace treaty in Geneva.
To recap, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime
Minister Nikol Pashinyan met for the fourth time in Brussels on
August 31 under the auspices of EU Council President Charles Michel
to look into ways of expediting preparations for drafting a peace
After the meeting, Michel said that Azerbaijan and Armenia
decided to accelerate substantive work on the peace treaty
governing inter-state ties between the two countries and tasked the
foreign ministers to meet within a month to work on a draft
The parties also thoroughly discussed humanitarian issues, like
demining, detainees, and the fate of missing people.
The leaders assessed progress on all issues relating to border
delimitation and how to best guarantee a stable situation and
agreed that the next Border Commissions meeting to be held in
Brussels in November.
The parties discussed the status of negotiations on the
mechanisms of unblocking transport lines.
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