Mirzoyan, Blinken discuss Armenia-Azerbaijan normalization

Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan had a meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the sidelines of the OSCE ministerial conference in Skopje.

Issues related to security and stability in the South Caucasus were discussed. Reference was made to the latest developments in the process of normalization of relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Ararat Mirzoyan emphasized that despite the non-constructive attitude shown by Azerbaijan, the ethnic cleansing carried out in Nagorno-Karabakh and the existing humanitarian problems, the Republic of Armenia forwarded to Azerbaijan the proposals regarding the draft peace treaty in accordance with the well-known principles, and in case of the clear commitment of the latter, it will be possible to agree on make significant progress in this direction.

Reference was made to regional programs, in the context of which Minister Mirzoyan referred to the “Crossroads of Peace” project developed by the Armenian government, emphasizing the advantages expected as a result of its implementation.

During the meeting, the interlocutors referred to the Armenian-American bilateral agenda. Thoughts were exchanged on existing cooperation on bilateral and multilateral platforms and prospects for its expansion.

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