Armenia accepts steps toward normalization, peace: Aliyev


Armenia has accepted the document submitted by Azerbaijan on five principles to normalize bilateral ties following the 44-day war between the two countries, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said on Saturday.

Aliyev made the remarks to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a phone call in which the leaders exchanged views on relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the post-conflict period, Azerbaijan’s presidency said in a statement.

“President Ilham Aliyev recalled the document submitted by Azerbaijan on five principles for establishing interstate relations with Armenia, and the fact that the Armenian side accepted these principles,” the statement said.

The leaders discussed establishing a working group to prepare a peace agreement, the establishment of a commission on the delimitation of borders and the activities of a working group on transport issues with the involvement of Azerbaijan, Russia and Armenia.

The two also spoke during the April 6 meeting between Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian in Brussels.

Russia and Azerbaijan further reaffirmed their mutual intention to keep close cooperation on the current agenda.

On the same day, Putin held a phone call with Pashinian in which the two discussed current issues on the bilateral agenda, including preparations for Pashinian’s forthcoming visit to Russia.

Putin and Pashinian reaffirmed the importance of consistently implementing the trilateral agreements made between the leaders of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia on Nov. 9, 2020, Jan. 11, 2021, and Nov. 26, 2021. -Agencies