Armenia and Azerbaijan announced their desire to sign a peace treaty

The authorities of Azerbaijan and Armenia made a landmark joint statement, which demonstrates their desire for peace and mutual understanding. As part of this statement, Azerbaijan released 32 Armenian military personnel, and Armenia, in turn, released two Azerbaijani military personnel. This gesture of goodwill confirms the intention of both countries to sign a peace treaty.

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikola Pashinyan expressed a common view that a “historic opportunity” has arrived to achieve long-awaited peace between the two states. This announcement comes amid ongoing tensions and conflicts between the countries in recent years.

Let us recall that on April 23, 2023, the Azerbaijani border services established a border checkpoint near the Lachin-Stepanakert road, which contradicted the tripartite statement of November 2020. As a result of the fighting in September 2023, the President of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) Samvel Shahramanyan signed a decree on September 28 to terminate the existence of the unrecognized republic from January 1, 2024.

An important step towards resolving the conflict was the signing on October 5, 2023 by Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan of a declaration recognizing the territory of Azerbaijan in the amount of 86,6 thousand km², including the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. This event took place on the sidelines of the summit of the European Political Community in Granada (Spain).


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