Armenian and Azerbaijani senior officials meet in Brussels as preparations for peace talks gather pace

The European Union on Monday (2 May) hosted senior officials from Armenia and Azerbaijan in Brussels in preparation for peace talks between the two countries.

EU Special Representative, Toivo Klaar, hosted Armenian National Security Council Secretary, Armen Grigoryan and Azerbaijani Presidential Aide, Hikmet Haciyev for a second meeting in this format.

The meeting sets the scene for the convening of two groups of senior officials from both countries - the first to deal with the issue of demarcation and delineation of borders, and the second to start negotiations on a peace agreement.

photo: EUSR Toivo Klaar with Armenia's Armen Grigoryan and Azerbaijan's Hikmet Haciyev at talks in Brussels on 2 May 2022 (picture courtesy of @ToivoKlaar