Armenia and Azerbaijan comply with civilian EU mission alongside border By Reuters


© Reuters. Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala welcomes Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev on the Casual EU 27 Summit and Assembly throughout the European Political Group at Prague Citadel in Prague, Czech Republic, October 6, 2022. REUTERS/Eva Korinkova


BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Council on Friday stated Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed to a civilian EU mission alongside the international locations’ border, the place the worst preventing between the 2 ex-Soviet states since 2020 killed greater than 200 individuals late final month.

It additionally stated the following assembly of a border delimitation fee will happen in Brussels by the top of October.

The settlement was reached after Azeri President Ilham Aliyev, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, French President Emmanuel Macron and European Council President Charles Michel met in Prague on Thursday on the margins of the primary gathering of the European Political Group.

“Armenia and Azerbaijan confirmed their dedication to the Constitution of the United Nations and the Alma Ata 1991 Declaration by which each recognise one another’s territorial integrity and sovereignty,” the European Council stated in an announcement.

The civilian European Union mission will begin in October for a most of two months.

“The goal of this mission is to construct confidence and, by its stories, to contribute to the border commissions,” the Council stated.

The battle between Armenia and Azerbaijan is linked to decades-old hostilities over management of the Nagorno-Karabakh area, internationally recognised as a part of Azerbaijan however till 2020 largely managed by the bulk ethnic Armenian inhabitants.

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