05 Mar
Charles Michel makes statement on tripartite meeting

Charles Michel makes statement on tripartite meeting

President of the European Council Charles Michel made a statement after the tripartite meeting with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.

He stated that the Armenian and Azerbaijani leaders once again fully reconfirmed their respect for the other country’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.

Both parties affirmed their commitment to the 1991 Almaty Declaration as a political framework for the delimitation.

Pashinyan and Aliyev agreed to intensify the work of the commissions for delimitation and demarcation issues.

They also addressed issues regarding the unblocking of communication links.

“I emphasized the need to open the Lachin road. I also noted Azerbaijan’s willingness to provide humanitarian supplies via Aghdam. I see both options as important to ensure the needs of the population are met,” Charles Michel said.

The parties also referred to the issue of protecting the rights and ensuring the security of the people of Artsakh.

Michel stated that the EU encourages direct dialogue between Baku and the representatives of Armenians living in the former Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast.