The European Union is following closely the worrying developments along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border, according to a statement by High Representative Josep Borrell, issued on 14 May.
On behalf of Borrell, the Secretary General of the European External Action Service Stefano Sannino spoke to Armenian Foreign Minister Ara Aivazian on 13 May, and to his Azeri counterpart Jeyhun Bayramov on 14 May, calling on both sides to exercise the utmost restraint and to de-escalate the situation. EU Special Representative Toivo Klaar has also been in contact with the OSCE Chairmanship in Office.
“Border delimitation and demarcation must be resolved through negotiations, for the benefit of the security of the local populations. We welcome ongoing contacts at the technical level between the two sides,” says Borrell. He adds that the EU continues to support a comprehensive settlement of the conflict and encourages both countries to find peaceful solutions preserving stability in the region.
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