Borrell meets with Bayramov in Brussels

The EU's High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell has held a meeting in Brussels with Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov on Tuesday (16 May).

Tweeting after their meeting, Borrell said, "Good exchange with FM Jeyhun Bayramov. Welcomed resumption of trilateral meetings hosted by President of the European Council, discussed its outcomes & way forward and exchanged views on EU-Azerbaijan relations. The EU continues engagement towards lasting peace and security in the South Caucasus."

Their meeting comes after a 14 May summit in Brussels between Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. 

In a press statement from President Michel following that meeting, he said that their exchanges were "frank, open and result-oriented", with a focus on "progress on the path towards Armenia-Azerbaijan normalisation". The statement added that "the leaders shared a common willingness for a South Caucasus at peace". You can read more about this here.

Meetings in Russia and Moldova

It is understood that Prime Minister Pashinyan and President Aliyev's next face-to-face meeting will take place in Chisinau on 1 June, however their respective foreign ministers Ararat Mirzoyan and Jeyhun Bayramov will meet in Moscow on 19 May.

source: with agencies
photo: Twitter