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Armenia invited Azerbaijan to hold a meeting on border delimitation.

Armenia invited Azerbaijan to hold a meeting on border delimitation.

Yerevan invited Azerbaijan to hold a meeting of the commission on delimitation of the common border, the Armenian Foreign Ministry reports.

“The Armenian side continues to believe that, despite all the difficulties and challenges, there is a real possibility of establishing peace between the two countries, which can be realized if there is political will on both sides. The Armenian side continues to demonstrate such will. One of the manifestations of this will is that Armenia proposed to Azerbaijan to hold a meeting of the commission on border delimitation on the state border between the two countries,” a statement published on the website of the Armenian Foreign Ministry says.

It also notes that Yerevan, once again confirming the political will to make efforts to normalize relations with Baku and establish peace and stability in the South Caucasus, handed over to the Azerbaijani side on November 21 its sixth edition of the agreement on regulating relations with Azerbaijan.

“We consider it appropriate to recall that Armenia, having received the latest Azerbaijani proposals, considered them and was ready to continue negotiations on the draft agreement, despite the humanitarian crisis worsening day by day due to the heavy blockade of Nagorno-Karabakh. On September 19, Azerbaijan carried out a large-scale military attack on the people of Nagorno-Karabakh Karabakh, which led to the forced displacement of the entire Armenian population of Nagorno-Karabakh,” the department added.

The document notes that further, continuing to “openly ignore the possibility of returning to the peace process and the efforts of international partners in this direction, the Azerbaijani side did not take part in meetings at the level of heads of state, first in Granada and then in Brussels, although these five-party and trilateral meetings were previously agreed upon.”

“The Armenian side continued to work on the text of the agreement and considered it more effective to present it to Azerbaijan during the proposed meetings. However, in order to prevent the negotiation process from stalling and to achieve lasting peace in our region, Armenia constructively outlined its views on the agreement and, as many times before, has proven its readiness to resume participation in the negotiation process,” the Foreign Ministry said.

It is noted that the guidelines for Armenia are mutual unambiguous recognition and respect for each other’s territorial integrity, border demarcation in accordance with the Alma-Ata Declaration of 1991 and based on the most recent legitimate Soviet maps, unblocking the region’s transport infrastructure based on full respect for the sovereignty and jurisdiction of states, and the principles of equality and reciprocity.