Azerbaijan, Armenia agree to meet for possible peace treaty talks


The foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia on Monday agreed to hold meetings on a joint border commission and working group over a possible peace treaty.

“It was agreed to convene the meetings of the Joint Border Commission, as well as Working Group on the preparation of a peace treaty, in the near future,” Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement following a phone call between the foreign ministers of Baku and Yerevan. “The Ministers had an exchange of views as a follow-up to the agreements reached at the level of the leaders of both states,” the statement added.

Baku and Yerevan “agreed on parameters of the participants in the Joint Border Commission,” and discussed “the issues related to the continuation of steps in the humanitarian sphere,” it further said.

Meanwhile, the Armenian Foreign Ministry also confirmed the agreement in a statement, saying the two sides “agreed on the structure of Commission on delimitation and border security.” Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov discussed with his counterpart Ararat Mirzoyan “issues related to addressing #humanitarian issues, preparing works on peace negotiations,” the statement added.—AFP


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