Response by Aykhan Hajizada, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to the question of local media on Brussels and Chisinau meetings between the leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia
Question: According to the information of the European Union (EU), on May 14 of this year, with the mediation and participation of Charles Michel, President of the European Council, meeting between the leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia is scheduled in Brussels, and on June 1, at the next meeting of the European Political Community in Chisinau, meetings are planned with the participation of Emmanuel Macron, President of France and Olaf Scholz, Chancellor of Germany. We would like to know your opinion on this news.
Response: As it is known, several meetings were held in Brussels last year between Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Nikol Pashinyan, Prime Minister of Armenia with the mediation of Charles Michel, President of the European Council. In December, it was Armenia which refused to participate in a meeting of the same format in Brussels, thereby hindering the process.
It should be noted that Azerbaijan agreed to the Brussels meeting, which did not take place last year and is scheduled to be held in May on the initiative and with the participation of Charles Michel, President of the European Council.
At the same time, within the next meeting of the European Political Community in Chisinau, it was proposed to hold a meeting between the leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia with the participation of the President of France and the Chancellor of Germany. Azerbaijan expressed that it is possible to participate in the informal meeting in Chisinau, as long as it will not replace and change the Brussels format. At the same time, given the lack of comprehensive information about the details of the meeting, there is no final consent on participation in the Chisinau meeting yet.