President of the European Council Charles Michel made a phone call to President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev

02 june 2021, 22:35

On June 2, President of the European Council Charles Michel made a phone call to President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.

During the conversation, the sides welcomed the development of cooperation between Azerbaijan and the European Union. Both sides stated that they attach great importance to this cooperation. The cooperation in the field of energy security and completion of the Southern Gas Corridor project was noted with satisfaction.

The sides discussed issues of ensuring security and stability in the region following the trilateral statement signed by the leaders of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Russia on November 10, 2020.

President of the European Council Charles Michel affirmed the EU's readiness to support the process of delimitation and demarcation of the borders between Azerbaijan and Armenia and confidence-building measures between the two countries. Charles Michel called on both sides to cooperate on detainees, mines and other humanitarian issues in complete transparency.

President Ilham Aliyev underlined that Azerbaijan was ready to start negotiations with Armenia to sign a peace agreement, noting, however, that Armenia has not yet responded to this call. European Council President Charles Michel called on both sides to conduct negotiations in a constructive atmosphere.

During the telephone conversation, both sides expressed their interest in ensuring peace and security in the South Caucasus. They also stressed the importance of the European Union's Eastern Partnership program and exchanged views on the upcoming summit in this regard.