EU’s Michel emphasizes the need to unblock the Lachin Corridor. details from the trilateral meeting in Brussels
YEREVAN, JULY 15, ARMENPRESS. Charles Michel, the President of the European Council, considers it necessary to unblock the Lachin corridor and notes that the created situation is not in the interests of any party, the correspondent of ARMENPRESS reports from Brussels that Michel made such a statement in a conversation with journalists after the tripartite meeting with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev.
"Clear steps were discussed to help the situation return to its normal course again. I emphasized the need to open the Lachin Corridor, noted Azerbaijan's readiness to deliver humanitarian aid through Aghdam. The European Union continues to be involved in order to start negotiations between the representatives of the former autonomous region of Nagorno-Karabakh and Baku, which is important for discussing the rights and security issues of the local Armenian population," said the President of the European Council.
The President of the European Council drew attention to the fact that the people of Nagorno Karabakh are facing a humanitarian crisis and emphasized that the current situation around the Lachin Corridor is unstable.
According to him, at the meeting, the parties reaffirmed that they recognize each other's territorial integrity.
The President of the European Council added that the delimitation of the borders, which has become the subject of discussion, should be carried out according to the Almaty Declaration. Michel emphasized that the issues of prisoners and soldiers who crossed over to the other side by mistake were discussed at the tripartite meeting.
Michel reminded that another five-party (Armenia, Azerbaijan, EU, France, Germany) meeting with the participation of the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan is planned in the fall in Granada.