By Ismi Aghayev and Ani Avetisyan
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, President of the Council of the European Union Charles Michel, and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in Brussels on Sunday. Photo via Prime Minister of Armenia’s office
Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev met in Brussels on Sunday where they discussed border delimitation, reopening transport and economic links, and the release of two Azerbaijani soldiers captured in Armenia.
The meeting was mediated by EU Council President Charles Michel, who held one-on-one meetings with both leaders prior to their discussion.
Michel stated after the event that the conversation was “frank, open, and result-oriented.”
The meeting came not long after four days of negotiations between the two countries’ foreign ministers in Washington. Michel described those talks as ‘positive’, and underscored the importance of maintaining momentum and taking ‘decisive steps’ towards the signing of a comprehensive peace agreement.