2 May 2023 13:53

Yerevan has utmost expectations of Armenian, Azerbaijani FMs' meeting in Washington - MP

YEREVAN. May 2 (Interfax) - Yerevan has utmost expectations of the meeting of Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan and his Azerbaijani counterpart Jeyhun Bayramov in Washington, as the negotiations are focused on an agreement to normalize bilateral relations, said Arman Yeghoyan, chair of the Armenian parliament's Standing Committee on European Integration.

"We probably have utmost expectations of the negotiations between the foreign ministers. The negotiations address the entire range of Armenian-Azerbaijani relations, every outstanding problem. Everything will be done to achieve consent on each of those matters," Yeghoyan told reporters on Tuesday.

Armenia and Azerbaijan are negotiating a document titled "Agreement on the Normalization of Relations," he said.

The full implementation of the possible agreement between Yerevan and Baku would require international guarantees, Yeghoyan said.

"The fact that negotiations are taking place in Washington implies a certain system of guarantees, as if negotiations were held in Moscow. We think that neither agreement could be fulfilled without a solid system of international guarantees," he said.

Armenia is working on "the establishment of dialogue between Baku and Stepanakert, so that Stepanakert could join the negotiations as a subject," Yeghoyan said.

The Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers will continue their meetings for a few days "due to the volume and subject matter of the negotiations," he said.