The European Union Calls Azerbaijan and Armenia to seize the opportunity to make progress without delay in the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, said a statement by Erkki Tuomioja, Minister for Foreign Affairs on behalf of the European Union, which was read out at the OSCE Ministerial meeting in Brussels.
The EU expressed its satisfaction at the recent approval of the European Neighbourhood Policy Action Plans with Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. We hope that their implementation will add stability to the region and strengthen the ties between the EU and the three states of South Caucasus, the statement read.
The European Union commends the efforts of the co-chairs of the Minsk group to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The EU is encouraged by the active talks between Armenia and Azerbaijan to find a settlement to the conflict. We call on both parties to seize the opportunity to make progress without delay. We welcome the successful implementation of the OSCE-led environmental assessment mission in October to assess the fire-affected areas and meet officials on both sides of the Line of Contact.