EU commends "constructive atmosphere" at border commissions meeting

The European Union on Thursday (3 November) commended the constructive atmosphere at the  meeting of the Armenian and Azerbaijani border com missions which it hosted in Brussels.

A statement on the website of the European External Action Service said:

"The EU today hosted and opened in Brussels the 3rd meeting of Armenia's and Azerbaijan's border commissions. This meeting follows agreements reached at the highest level between President of the European Council Charles Michel, President Ilham Aliyev and Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan during their trilateral Brussels meetings. The EU commends the constructive atmosphere in which the meeting was conducted, and the willingness of the parties to continue working on addressing border-related issues, as well as to improve the security situation."

Statements issued by the foreign ministries of the two countries also welcomed the results of the meeting and thanked the European Union for its efforts and said that the two sides agreed to speed up the work. A fourth meeting of the two commissions will be held soon but the time and date have not been announced.

The two commissions are led by the Deputy Prime  Ministers of the two countries, on the Armenian side Mher Grigoryan and on the Azerbaijani side Shahin Mustafayev.

source: with agencies