European Political Community: Leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia meet in Prague

Published in Politics
Friday, 07 October 2022 15:51

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met in Prague on 6 October 2022 on the margins of the first meeting of the European political community, at the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron and European Council President Charles Michel.

Armenia and Azerbaijan reaffirmed their commitment to the UN Charter and the 1991 Alma Ata Declaration, in which both sides recognise each other’s territorial integrity and sovereignty. They confirmed that this will be the basis for the work of the border delimitation commissions and that the next meeting of the border commissions will take place in Brussels at the end of October.

Armenia has agreed to facilitate the deployment of an EU civilian mission along the border with Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan has agreed to cooperate with the mission as appropriate. The mission will start in October and will last for a maximum of two months. The aim of the mission is to build confidence and, through its reports, contribute to the work of the border commissions.

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    On December 13, 2022, a meeting was held between the heads of the transport departments of Turkmenistan, the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Turkiye.

    Taking an active position in matters of international cooperation, neutral Turkmenistan puts forward specific initiatives to form an extensive transport infrastructure and, together with foreign partners, successfully implements major projects in this direction.

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    President Serdar Berdimuhamedov also stressed that today Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan have a colossal resource, economic, transport and logistics potential, the practical implementation of which is in the interests of not only the peoples of both countries, but also the region as a whole.

    Within the framework of multifaceted cooperation, great importance is attached to inter-parliamentary contacts, which are designed to complement interstate relations, strengthen their legislative base and enrich them with new content.

    It is noteworthy that the current parliamentary delegation includes almost all members of the established friendship group of Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan.

    Stressing that he regards the current visit of the Chairman of the Milli Mejlis of a friendly country as an important step towards the further development of Turkmen-Azerbaijani inter-parliamentary relations, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov at the end of the meeting wished Sahiba Gafarova good health, happiness and success in responsible state activities, and fraternal peace, progress and prosperity to the people of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

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