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 Monday, April 22 2024 14:40
Marianna Mkrtchyan

NATO welcomes Armenia-Azerbaijan agreements 

NATO welcomes Armenia-Azerbaijan agreements 

ArmInfo.Javier Colomina, NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security  Policy and Special Representative for the Caucasus & Central Asia, posted the following message on his X account. 

"Welcome the agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan on the 1991  Almaty declaration as the basis for border delimitation. Recognition  of territorial integrity of both is a key principle. As SG Jens  Stoltenberg stated in his trip to the region NATO strongly supports  the normalisation efforts

Earlier Turkiye welcomed the agreement on the delimitation of the  Armenian-Azerbaijani state border, which was reached by the two  countries' relevant commissions, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said.

"We welcome the agreement reached on 19 April 2024 by the  Azerbaijan-Armenia Border Delimitation Commission on the return of  four villages, which have been under occupation for 30 years, to  Azerbaijan and on the continuation of the delimitation works. This  positive development achieved through direct negotiations is an  important step towards the signing of a final peace agreement," the  ministry said in a statement posted on its X account. 

"Warmly welcome the agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan on the  1991 Alma Ata Declaration as the basis for border delimitation  between the two countries," President of the European Council Charles  Michel said in a post on X.

"Border delimitation based on the unambiguous recognition of the  territorial integrity of each country has been a key element also of  discussions in Brussels and will serve as an essential step towards  normalization and the peaceful opening of the entire region," the  President of the European Council added.

The agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia upon the Alma Ata  Declaration of 1991 as the basis for border delimitation clears an  important hurdle on the way to a peace agreement, the German Foreign  Ministry wrote on X.

"Germany remains ready to do all it can to support the path to  lasting peace," the ministry wrote.

Norway expects rapid progress in relations between Azerbaijan and  Armenia, which will benefit the region, State Secretary of the  Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Eivind Vad Petersson wrote on  X.

"Norway welcomes the encouraging news on progress in the work towards  border delimitation between Armenia and Azerbaijan. We hope to see  speedy further progress in this important work, aiming for results  which will benefit both countries and the wider region," he wrote.

"Very good news for Armenia and Azerbaijan and for the entire region  of South Caucasus," Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden Tobias  Billstrom said on X as he commented on the agreement reached by  Azerbaijan and Armenia on border delimitation between the two  countries.

"From this positive development we might see a lot of progress arrive  in the shape of economic development, infrastructure and growth for  the region, Sweden is fully committed to this end," he noted.

The U.S. Department of State and the U.N. Secretary General welcomed  the agreements as well. 

 

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