Its leaders Azerbaijan and her Of Armenia met on Sunday at Brussels to discuss a peace plan for Nagorno Karabakhwhich has sparked a wave of protests in Yerevan, with the opposition accusing Armenian Prime Minister Nicole Pasinian of complacency.
The simmering tension between the two countries led to the outbreak of a six-week war in the autumn of 2020. Azeri forces expelled Armenians from territories they had controlled since the 1990s in and around Nagorno-Karabakh. before a Russian-brokered ceasefire was declared.
European Council President Charles Michel had bilateral talks today with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Pasinian, followed by a tripartite meeting to discuss the Karabakh issue.
According to Baku, Aliyev told Michel that “Azerbaijan sets out five principles based on international law for the normalization of relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan and for the signing of a peace agreement.”
“The president expressed the hope that the process of drafting the peace agreement would be accelerated,” the Azeri presidency added in a statement.
Pasinian discussed with Michel the situation around Nagorno-Karabakh and the need to resolve humanitarian issues, according to his office.
The Armenian Prime Minister is under pressure in his country, as the opposition accuses him of defeat in the 2020 war and that his recent statements indicate that he is very submissive towards Azerbaijan. Protests have been staged in Yerevan in recent weeks, with Pasinyan saying the international community wants Armenia to “lower the bar” on its claims to Nagorno-Karabakh.
Source: News Beast