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EU welcomes prisoner swap between Armenia and Azerbaijan – Borrell

Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, has welcomed the agreement on prisoner swap between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

“EU welcomes the joint statement by Armenia and Azerbaijan announcing the mutual release of detainees and other confidence building measures – an important political step,” Borrell said in a post on X.

“We concur – there is a historic chance to achieve peace in the region and are committed to supporting these efforts,” he added.

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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