Azerbaijan and Armenia may sign an agreement on a peaceful settlement of the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh when their leaders meet at the European Political Community (EPC) summit in Moldova on June 1. Azerbaijani Ambassador to France Leyla Abdullayeva stated this to a small group of journalists in Paris. Meanwhile, the Armenian Foreign Ministry denied this information.
“We hope that a peace treaty can finally be signed in Chisinau on June 1,” said Ms. Reuters). “This is a historic moment that should not be missed,” the ambassador said.
“The signing of this agreement is not included in the agenda of the meeting in Chisinau,” she said. TASS Press Secretary of the Armenian Foreign Ministry Ani Badalyan. “The Armenian side will be ready to sign the agreement when key issues are resolved. We believe that their discussion will continue during and after the meeting scheduled within the framework of the ENP,” she said.
In addition to the meeting between Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on June 1 in the capital of Moldova, a meeting is expected in July in Brussels. Prior to that, they met in Brussels on May 14.
Earlier, Mr. Pashinyan announced his readiness to recognize Nagorno-Karabakh as part of Azerbaijan in exchange for guarantees of the rights and security of the Armenians living in this region, as well as for Baku’s recognition of the territorial integrity of the Armenian state.
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