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Annalena Baerbock: There is a opportunity to establish durable peace  in South Caucasus

Annalena Baerbock: There is a opportunity to establish durable peace  in South Caucasus

ArmInfo.Now there is an opportunity to establish durable peace in the region. German Foreign  Minister Annalena Baerbock stated on February 28 in Berlin before the start of negotiations between the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Both sides have already taken bold steps to put the past behind them,  she said. "I applaud you and your governments for the courage you are  showing to achieve this goal," she told her Armenian and Azerbaijani  counterparts.

Opening the two-day talks, Minister Baerbock stressed that it takes  "real commitment and determination" to move forward and that reaching  an agreement between the two Caucasus states would have "a positive  effect beyond the borders of both countries" and "open the way to a  better future and prosperity in the South Caucasus."

The German Foreign Minister also noted that the negotiations in  Berlin should continue the "productive discussions" that began two  weeks ago in Munich. She also indicated that Berlin wants to offer "a  suitable platform for progress" in the negotiations. "Germany is  making efforts to ensure that unresolved issues between Armenia and  Azerbaijan are resolved peacefully and without the use of force. For  this, it is important that peace negotiations between the two  countries end as soon as possible," the German Foreign Minister noted  before the start of the negotiations, DW reports.

The agreement on peace talks in Berlin was reached at a meeting  between German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol  Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev at the Munich  Security Conference in mid-February. Following its results, Scholz  said that Yerevan and Baku are ready to resolve their differences  without the use of violence. He welcomed the willingness of both  sides to seek a solution to existing differences and open issues  "exclusively peacefully and without the use of violence."

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