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Borrell fails to hold trilateral meeting on Karabakh

08:46, 18 December 2020
Borrell fails to hold trilateral meeting on Karabakh Photo: European Union/XinHua/Global Lok Press

European Union officials tried to hold a trilateral meeting with the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan, but failed to do so, said EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell.

Since both ministers [of Armenia and Azerbaijan] spoke with me, we tried to establish a trilateral contact — the European Union, Armenia, and Azerbaijan, he said.

According to him, it was impossible to organize such an event. In this regard, the European diplomacy chief plans to meet with both ministers separately, TASS reports.

Jeyhun Bayramov holds the post of Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, while in Armenia, his counterpart is Ara Ayvazyan.

The armed conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh escalated on September 27. Baku launched a counter-offensive in response to Armenia's provocations. On the night of November 10, Russian and Azerbaijani Presidents Vladimir Putin and Ilham Aliyev, and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, adopted a joint statement on the conditions for ending the conflict in Karabakh. Azerbaijani and Armenian troops remained in their positions. The parties started exchanging war prisoners and the bodies of those dead.