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 Tuesday, August 20 2019 11:29
Marianna Mkrtchyan

EU expressed readiness to support implementation of agreements  between leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia

EU expressed readiness to support implementation of agreements  between leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia

ArmInfo. Peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict remains a priority for the European Union (EU). This was announced to APA by EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia Toivo Klaar.

<Over the past year, we have seen inspirational steps in the process  led by the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, in particular, I mean  high-level meetings that are important for moving the process  forward. I also welcome the bilateral release of the hostages this  June. This is the first humanitarian step. Such steps can contribute  to the positive political atmosphere needed to make progress in the  peace process,> Klaar said.  However, the EU Special Representative  regretted that the situation was vulnerable and unstable. <I am  worried about recent losses and I urge the parties to exercise  maximum caution. The parties must strictly observe the ceasefire,  conduct parallel substantive negotiations>, he said.

At the same time, Klaar expressed his conviction that aggressive  rhetoric can increase tension and give impetus to events that can get  out of control, especially when you consider that the region's  armament is still very high.

The Special Representative noted that the EU is ready to support the  implementation of agreements between the leaders of Azerbaijan and  Armenia and the foreign ministers: "Now is the time to take a step  forward in the peace process. Country leaders must also begin to  prepare nations for peace. This will include complex decisions and  concessions>.

Klaar added that the EU will continue to support the efforts of the  co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, and will also support initiatives  aimed at resolving the conflict: "In the event of a peace agreement,  the European Union is ready to support further efforts."

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