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Pashinyan: I briefly spoke with Ilham Aliyev (Updated)


Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan told reporters that he briefly spoke with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev at the anniversary events of the Eastern Partnership in Brussels, but there were no specific plans for the next meetings, RIA Novosti reports.

'So far, there are no plans, but I am sure that the negotiation process will continue,' he told reporters, answering the question whether more meetings are planned with Ilham Aliyev.

At the same time, he said that he briefly spoke with the Azerbaijani president, discussing the 'current situation.'

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Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan can talk in Brussels during the event dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership program. Spokesperson for the Armenian PM Vladimir Karapetyan told journalists about this, Sputnik Armenia reports.

According to Karapetyan, there is no preliminary agreement on a meeting with Ilham Aliyev, but there will be an important event in the course of which the leaders of all six Eastern Partnership countries will speak.

'I am sure there will be communication between the two leaders, but in what order I cannot say,' said Karapetyan.

Speaking about the need for meetings of the leaders of the two countries, Karapetyan noted that he had always been a supporter of the dialogue at different levels: '... After two meetings of the Prime Minister of Armenia and the President of Azerbaijan, as well as foreign ministers of the two countries, a joint statement was adopted. We believe this to be an important circumstance. For the first time in a long time, the parties publicly voiced their position.'

The last time the leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia met was in Vienna on 29 March of this year. These were the first official talks between Ilham Aliyev and Nikol Pashinyan.

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