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The Turkish Foreign Ministry stated that the meeting between Armenia, the US and the EU would undermine the principle of neutrality.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry stated that the meeting between Armenia, the US and the EU would undermine the principle of neutrality.

The meeting of representatives of Armenia, the US and the EU scheduled for April 5 in Brussels will undermine the principle of a neutral approach to the Azerbaijani-Armenian settlement. This is stated in a statement by the Turkish Foreign Ministry.

“As a result of Azerbaijan’s liberation of the occupied territories, a historic opportunity has emerged for lasting peace and stability in the region. At a time when success is so close, it is even more important that third parties, especially players outside the region, take a fair and impartial approach to this process and carefully avoided harming it. In this context, we must clearly emphasize that the trilateral meeting of Armenia, the EU and the US on April 5 will undermine the principle of a neutral approach, which should be the basis for solving the complex problems of the region,” the statement said.

As the department indicated, “this initiative, excluding Azerbaijan, will lead to the South Caucasus becoming a zone of geopolitical confrontation, not peace.

“We repeat our call to third countries to take into account the peculiarities of the region and adhere to an equidistant approach to the parties to the conflict,” the Foreign Ministry noted.

Earlier, the Armenian leadership reported that a joint meeting of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen is planned in Brussels on April 5. The event, according to Armenian politicians, “is aimed at increasing the stability of Armenia.” Armenian Deputy Foreign Minister Vahan Kostanyan said on Thursday that the planned meeting is of an economic and humanitarian nature and has no geopolitical context.