19 May 2022 08:57

Commission on delimitation of Armenia-Azerbaijan border may meet soon - Armenian FM

YEREVAN. May 19 (Interfax) - A meeting of the commission on the delimitation of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border may take place any time soon, Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan said.

"A meeting [of the Armenian-Azerbaijani commission] did not take place, but I can assure you that we will continue discussions on arranging this meeting," Mirzoyan said at a press briefing in Brussels before the start of a meeting of the EU-Armenia Partnership Council.

There are certain technical details that the sides need to sort out, he said.

"I hope that this meeting will finally take place in the coming days or weeks," Mirzoyan said.

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said earlier that Armenia had twice refused to hold meetings on border delimitation.

"The Armenian Foreign Ministry offered to hold the first meeting regarding the border. Azerbaijan accepted the proposal, and we were willing to send a delegation. However, on the last day, that is, on April 29, Armenia cancelled the already agreed meeting. This was very disappointing. Even more disappointing, again based on Armenia's initial proposal, was Armenia's refusal to hold a new meeting on the border on May 7-11," Aliyev said following talks with Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda on Wednesday.