Eastern Europe

Azerbaijan, Armenia to hold meeting on Nagorno-Karabakh

15:37, 07 December 2020
Azerbaijan, Armenia to hold meeting on Nagorno-Karabakh Photo: Adrien Vautier/Keystone Press Agency/Global Look Press

Representatives of Baku and Yerevan will meet and discuss the settlement of the state of affairs in the Nagorno Karabakh region after the situation in the conflict zone is stabilized, Armenian Foreign Minister Ara Ayvazyan said.

He noted that the presence of Russian peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh creates conditions for restoring stability in the region. The diplomat stressed that Yerevan is ready to exchange prisoners with Azerbaijan on the principle of ‘all for all.’

On December 11, the Azerbaijani parliament plans to consider at a plenary session the decree of President Ilham Aliyev on the abolition of martial law from December 12.

The martial law was introduced on September 28 in connection with the outbreak of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Open clashes resumed in Nagorno-Karabakh on September 27. In his televised address, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev accused Yerevan of shelling settlements and positions of the Azerbaijani army in various directions.

On the night of November 10, Ilham Aliyev, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan adopted a joint statement on ending the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. Under the terms of the agreement, the armies of Armenia and Azerbaijan remained in their places. The parties agreed to exchange prisoners and the bodies of the dead. Russian peacekeepers control compliance with the ceasefire.

NEWS.ru reported earlier that a new group of Russian rescuers arrived in Karabakh.