Armenia and Azerbaijan go to dialogue on border security

Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan reported on Thursday that his country and Azerbaijan will hold talks on border delimitation and security in the Russian capital, Moscow, on May 16 and 17.

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During a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Mirzoyan told him that the commissions created by both nations to address these issues will hold contacts.

The official added that they communicated this intention to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Overchuk.

The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, and the Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, met on April 6 in the Belgian capital, Brussels, and there they agreed to create these commissions, whose first meeting was scheduled for the end of April. .

Mirzoyan also participated in a session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), which took place in the Tajik capital Dushanbe.

In that meeting, he reaffirmed Armenia’s commitment to the implementation of the agreements reached in the declarations of November 9, 2020, January 11 and November 26 on the need for a comprehensive and peaceful solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

This enclave is the center of a territorial dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan. At the end of 2021, tensions escalated between the two countries, which became involved in violent armed confrontations, of which the latter emerged victorious. Peace was restored thanks to Russian mediation, but Armenia lost large areas of Nagorno-Karabakh.

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