Putin and Michel discuss Nagorno-Karabakh situation

The president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, and the European Council president, Charles Michel, held a phone call yesterday (24 November), in which they discussed the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh.

The two reportedly touched on a variety of international issues, ranging from developments on the Belarus-EU border and the situation in Ukraine to Nagorno-Karabakh. According to the Russian readout, Putin informed Michel about the steps taken to implement the provisions of the trilateral agreements, which “will make it possible to restore peaceful life and rebuild economic and transport ties in the South Caucasus”. The statement added that the presidents of Russia, of Azerbaijan and the prime minister of Armenia will review these matters at their meeting in Sochi on 26 November. 

Michel tweeted that he had discussed “the EU’s interest in sustainable peace between Armenia and Azerbaijan” with Putin.

It was announced last week that the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan will meet face-to-face twice in the upcoming month; once in Sochi with Putin, and once in December with Michel as part of the Eastern Partnership Summit.

source: commonspace.eu with agencies
photo: Putin and Michel share a phone call; Official twitter of Charles Michel