12 Jul 2023 12:51

Pashinyan-Aliyev meeting scheduled for July 21 might take place earlier - Armenian Security Council

YEREVAN. July 12 (Interfax) - A meeting between Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev scheduled for July 21 may take place earlier, Armenian Security Council Secretary Armen Grigoryan said.

"The meeting in Brussels might take place much sooner than July 21," Grigoryan said in an interview with the Armenian service of the Voice of America (designated as a foreign agent in Russia).

Negotiations between Armenia and Azerbaijan held in Brussels, Moscow, or Washington "complement each other," Grigoryan said.

"The agenda of the negotiations and the issues discussed are nearly the same. As for the involvement of the U.S. in the region, this helps ensure stability, and we consider U.S. involvement in the negotiations to be important, as Washington is making substantial efforts to promote the negotiations," he said.

The Armenian government told Interfax that information on a meeting between Pashinyan and Aliyev would be made available "in due time."

The government's press service said earlier that Aliyev, Pashinyan, and President of the European Council Charles Michel would meet in Brussels on July 21.