(MENAFN- AzerNews) On March 25, President of the European Council Charles Michel
made a phone call to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.
During the phone conversation, Charles Michel recalled his
meeting with the President of Azerbaijan held on February 17, 2023,
on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, and touched
upon various issues, which were discussed during the trilateral
meetings held from December 14, 2021, to August 31, 2022.
Charles Michel said that the European Union would continue its
efforts to ensure lasting peace and security in the region. The
President of the European Council also touched on the issues over
the Lachin-Khankendi road of Azerbaijan and expressed his concern
over the incidents that happened on the state border of Armenia and
Azerbaijan in recent days.
President Ilham Aliyev once again emphasized that Azerbaijan
supports the Brussels process. Touching upon the situation around
the Lachin-Khankendi road, the President of Azerbaijan underlined
that the claims made by Armenia regarding the alleged closure of
this road are completely false.
“So, from December 12, 2022, until today, about 5,000 vehicles
belonging to the Russian peacekeepers and the International
Committee of the Red Cross, people in need of medical assistance,
and those accompanying them have passed through this road.”
The head of state noted that Armenia continues the
transportation of ammunition and personnel to the territory of
Azerbaijan where the Russian peacekeeping forces are temporarily
The President of Azerbaijan touched upon Armenian leadership's
official statements, which are dangerous and lead to escalation.
The head of state pointed out that a serviceman of the State Border
Service was wounded during another provocation of Armenia on March
20, 2023, near the Armenia-Azerbaijan border where the European
Union's mission is deployed, and two more servicemen were martyred
on March 5 during a provocation of illegal Armenian military units
in Azerbaijan's Karabakh region.
The Azerbaijani leader underlined that all these acts are the
result of the dangerous policy pursued by Armenia.
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