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Josep Borrell welcomes agreements reached between Azerbaijan, Armenia

Politics Materials 8 December 2023 00:43 (UTC +04:00)
Josep Borrell welcomes agreements reached between Azerbaijan, Armenia
Elchin Mehdiyev
Elchin Mehdiyev
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, December 7. The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell welcomed the agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia, Trend reports.

“EU welcomes the joint statement by Armenia and Azerbaijan announcing the mutual release of detainees and other confidence building measures-an important political step. We concur - there is a historic chance to achieve peace in the region and are committed to supporting these efforts,” he wrote on his page on X.

Following the talks between the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, an agreement has been reached on taking tangible steps towards building confidence between two countries.

Driven by the values of humanism and as a gesture of goodwill, the Republic of Azerbaijan releases 32 Armenian military servicemen.

In its turn, driven by the values of humanism and as a gesture of goodwill, the Republic of Armenia releases 2 Azerbaijani military servicemen.

As a sign of good gesture, the Republic of Armenia supports the bid of the Republic of Azerbaijan to host the 29th Session of the Conference of Parties (COP29) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, by withdrawing its own candidacy. The Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan do hope that the other countries within the Eastern European Group will also support Azerbaijan’s bid to host. As a sign of good gesture, the Republic of Azerbaijan supports the Armenian candidature for Eastern European Group COP Bureau membership.

The Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan will continue their discussions regarding the implementation of more confidence building measures, effective in the near future and call on the international community to support their efforts that will contribute to building mutual trust between two countries and will positively impact the entire South Caucasus region.

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