Baku, September 9, AZERTAC
Azerbaijan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Jeyhun Bayramov has held a telephone conversation with US Acting Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Yuri Kim.
During the telephone conversation, the sides discussed the latest situation in the region.
Minister Jeyhun Bayramov underscored that the increasing provocations of Armenia and the so-called regime, established by it in the territories of Azerbaijan, against the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Azerbaijan, and the Armenian armed forces, which have not yet been withdrawn from the territories of Azerbaijan in violation of obligations, pose a major threat to peace and security in the region.
FM Bayramov noted that the illegal activity carried out by the puppet regime in Azerbaijan’s Garabagh region under the pretext of “presidential elections” on September 9 is a gross violation of the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan, laws and norms and principles of international law, adding that this activity seriously undermines efforts to normalize relations in the region and the process of reintegrating the Armenian residents of Garabagh.
The minister stressed the need for the unconditional and complete withdrawal of Armenian armed forces from the Garabagh region of Azerbaijan and the dissolution of the puppet regime.
The minister called for a resolute condemnation of this illegal activity carried out under the pretext of “election” in the territory of Azerbaijan, in accordance with the obligations under international law.
During the phone conversation, the sides also exchanged views on other issues of mutual interest.
A telephone conversation took place between the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan and the President of France Emmanuel Macron, Press Service of the Armenian government reports.
Issues related to the deepening humanitarian crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh as a result of the illegal blocking of the Lachin Corridor, the accumulation of Azerbaijani troops around Nagorno-Karabakh, and the increasing tension on the Armenia-Azerbaijan state border were discussed.
Prime Minister Pashinyan reaffirmed his commitment to the Prague agreements of October 6, 2022 and the Brussels agreements of May 14, 2023, and to the approach of solving all issues exclusively through diplomatic means and in a constructive atmosphere.
President Macron emphasized that the reduction of tension along the borders is a necessity. Prime Minister Pashinyan expressed readiness to hold urgent discussions with the president of Azerbaijan aimed at reducing tension.President Macron expressed his willingness to support the efforts aimed at establishing peace and stability in the region.