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Cairo is ready to mediate between Yerevan and Baku.

Cairo is ready to mediate between Yerevan and Baku.

Cairo takes a neutral position in the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict, but is ready to become a mediator between the two countries, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said in Yerevan.

It is noted that the Egyptian leader made such a statement at a meeting with his Armenian counterpart Vahagn Khachaturian.

“We have a neutral position on the issue of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict, and in this sense, if you accept our mediation and would like us to mediate or take on such a role, then we are ready,” As-Sisi said.

He noted that Egypt is witnessing regional problems and conflicts. “Since the 70s of the last century, Egypt has taken the path of peace and has faced a number of obstacles on this path,” the press service quoted the Egyptian president as saying.

At the end of September 2020, hostilities resumed in Nagorno-Karabakh, which became a continuation of a long-term conflict and led to civilian casualties. The parties made several attempts to conclude a truce, but the tripartite agreement reached on the night of November 10 was successful. With the mediation of Moscow, Azerbaijan and Armenia agreed to completely cease fire and exchange prisoners and the bodies of the dead. Yerevan also handed over to Baku the Kelbajar and Lachin regions, as well as part of the Aghdam region, which since 1994 have been under the control of the unrecognized NKR. In addition, Russian peacekeepers have been stationed in the region.