Armenia/Azerbaijan: High Representative Borrell holds bilateral calls with Foreign Ministers Mirzoyan and Bayramov
High Representative Josep Borrell held separate bilateral phone calls this week with Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov on 10 October and with Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan on 14 October.
He discussed with both Foreign Ministers the follow up on the Leaders’ agreement reached on 6 October, in Prague to have an EU civilian mission deployed on the Armenian side of the Armenia-Azerbaijan border with the aim to build confidence and contribute to the work of border commissions. High Representative Borrell briefed on the ongoing technical preparations for the deployment and underlined his determination to engage with EU Member States to ensure rapid deployment of this mission.
He also reiterated the EU’s full commitment to contributing to de-escalation between both countries and continue efforts at the highest levels to achieve sustainable peace in the South Caucasus.