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President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan held a brief meeting on Karabakh in Brussels

14.05.2019,12:21


May 14, Fineko/abc.az. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan held a brief meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Brussels, where they were both invited to a gala dinner in honor of the decade of the EU Eastern Partnership Program.

News agency TASS reported that Pashinyan informed about that to reporters after the meeting.

"We briefly talked with Mr. Aliyev at dinner. It was a general conversation about the current situation in Nagorno Karabakh," he said.

Replying the question about the possibility of a new meeting in the future, Pashinyan said that "there are no specific plans yet".

"I’m sure the negotiation process will continue, and it is very important to return Karabakh to the negotiating table. It is impossible to reach settlement of this conflict without Karabakh," the head of the Armenian government stressed.

Today, a high-level conference of the Eastern Partnership countries will be held in Brussels with the participation of the heads of state and government of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova and the foreign ministers of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus. The EU prepared a solemn declaration of the conference participants for this meeting, but Baku refused to approve it and demanded to introduce to it a paragraph on the support of all countries for the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, that is, in fact, to accept the Azerbaijani side in the conflict in Nagorno Karabakh. The concluding statement of meeting chair EU will be just released following the conference.