First meeting of Armenian and Azerbaijani Border Commissions will take place in the coming days, Charles Michel

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“The first joint meeting of the border commission will take place in the coming days,” said President of the European Council Charles Michel in a press statement on the outcomes of a trilateral meeting with President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan in Brussels, APA reports.

“It will address all questions, delimitation of borders, and how best to ensure a stable situation,” he said.

Below are Charles Michel’s remarks:

Border issues
The first joint meeting of the Border Commissions will take place on the inter-state border in the coming days. It will address all questions related to the delimitation of the border and how best to ensure a stable situation.

The leaders agreed on the need to proceed with unblocking the transport links. They agreed on the principles governing transit between western Azerbaijan and Nakhichevan, and between different parts of Armenia via Azerbaijan, as well as international transport through communications infrastructure of both countries. Notably they agreed on principles of border administration, security, land fees but also customs in the context of international transport. The Deputy Prime Ministers will take this work forward in the coming days.

Peace Agreement
The leaders agreed to advance discussions on the future peace treaty governing inter-state relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Teams led by the Foreign Ministers will take forward this process in the coming weeks. In addition to this track, I also stressed to both leaders that it was necessary that the rights and security of the ethnic Armenian population in Karabakh be addressed.

Socio-economic development
The EU will take forward with both parties the work of the Economic Advisory Group, which seeks to advance economic development for the benefit of both countries and their populations.

I also stressed the importance of preparing the populations for long-term sustainable peace. The EU is ready to step up its support.

We agreed to remain in close contact and will meet again in the same format by July/August.

-APA, Public Radio of Armenia

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