The EU’s Press Officer for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy stated that a meeting of high-level officials from Armenia and Azerbaijan was held in Brussels on March 30 to advance joint efforts to find solutions to a variety of issues between the two nations.
The leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia, both Caucasus countries, will meet with Charles Michel, the president of the European Council, next week in Brussels.
According to Michel’s weekly schedule posted online, the leader of the 29-member council will meet with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan next Wednesday for a tripartite meeting.
Moreover, last December, Michel visited individually with both presidents, roughly a year after the two nations finished a six-week conflict, and then hosted them both at a dinner event. The discussions took place behind closed doors, and no remarks were made.
Since 1991, relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia’s former-Soviet republics have been tense when the Armenian military occupied Nagorno-Karabakh, also known as Upper Karabakh, a territory internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan, and 7 adjacent regions.
Furthermore, on September 27, 2020, new clashes erupted, and during the six-week war, Azerbaijan retook many cities and 300 settlements and villages.
The conflict came to an end in November 2020, when Armenia ceded large swaths of land it had controlled for decades as part of a Russia-brokered deal.
In January, the leaders of the 3 nations agreed to develop economic ties and infrastructure to benefit the whole Caucasus region.