Politics 20:27 25/06/2021 Region

Aliyev says Armenia-Azerbaijan agreement prerequisite to regional peace

Azerbaijan i president Ilham Aliyev has said that the Azerbaijani-Armenian peace agreement is a prerequisite to peace in the South Caucasus region, he local sources reported. He made the remarks in Baku on June 25 at a meeting with the Romanian, Austrian, Lithuanian foreign ministers and an EU delegation, who are on a visit to Azerbaijan mandated by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and European Commission Vice-President Josep Borrel.

“If we do not have a peace agreement with Armenia, it means that there is no peace. There is no peace not only between the two countries but also in the South Caucasus. We need peace and sustainable development, forecasting, zero war risk, we do not need war. We did not need a war before,” Aliyev said.

Aliyev went on suggesting that the Armenian government is ignoring any of their statements about starting negotiations on a peace agreement, adding that  the pre-election situation in Armenia could possibly be unsuitable for making statements about it. 

“But now, after the elections in Armenia, we hope for a positive response. Of course, I think that this issue will be discussed during your contacts in Armenia,” he added.



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