Aliyev meets with Louis Bono and Toivo Klaar in Baku

The President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has met with both the US Department of State Senior Advisor for Caucasus Negotiations Louis L. Bono, and the European Union Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the Crisis in Georgia Toivo Klaar, in Baku on Monday (6 March).

In short statements released by AzerNews, it said that both Bono and Klaar described the 18 February meeting in Munich between President Aliyev of Azerbaijan, Prime Minister Pashinyan of Armenia, and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken as "fruitful".

Speaking to Bono, Aliyev "hailed the results of a meeting of Azerbaijani and Armenian leaders on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, and thanked U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken for his continues efforts in this direction", according to the statement.

Speaking to Klaar, Aliyev "recalled his meeting with President of the European Council Charles Michel on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, and emphasised that Azerbaijan was committed to the Brussels peace agenda".

On his visit to Baku, Bono said: "Peace is beneficial for both sides. In Munich, the parties declared that they wanted peace. Our goal is to come to his point."

"The purpose of my visit is to encourage the sides to the dialogue, and to the meeting as soon as possible," he added.

Tweeting after his arrival in Baku on Monday, Klaar said he was looking "forward to substantive meetings with the Azerbaijani leadership to advance peace process after meetings in Munich".

source: with agencies
photo: AzerNews