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EU’s Michel welcomes release of detainees by Armenia and Azerbaijan

Delighted to welcome a major break through in Armenia-Azerbaijan relations, President of the EU Council Charles Michel said in a post on X.

He welcomed in particular release of detainees and unprecedented opening in political dialogue.

“Establishing and deepening bilateral dialogue between sides has been a key objective of the EU-led Brussels process: today’s progress is a key step. I now encourage the leaders to finalize the Armenia-Azerbaijan peace deal as soon as possible,” Michel said.

In a joint statement the two countries reconfirmed their intention to normalize relations and to reach the peace treaty on the basis of respect for the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Driven by the values of humanism and as a gesture of goodwill, the Republic of Azerbaijan releases 32 Armenian military servicemen. In its turn, driven by the values of humanism and as a gesture of goodwill, the Republic of Armenia releases 2 Azerbaijani military servicemen.

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