Situation in Karabakh – Update as of 08/12/23

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Significant joint statement of the Presidential Administrations of Armenia and Azerbaijan dated 7 December : “The Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan share the view that there is a historic chance to achieve the long-awaited peace in the region. The two countries reaffirm their intention to normalize their relations and reach a peace treaty on the basis of respect for the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity”.

This declaration was accompanied by the release of 32 Armenian prisoners and two Azerbaijani prisoners, a move congratulated by Charles Michel, the US State Department, the Turkish Foreign Ministry, and the Russian Foreign Ministry.

While Armenia withdrew its candidacy to host COP 29 in favour of Azerbaijan, the latter decided to support Armenia in its candidacy for membership in the COP Bureau of the European Group eastern.

It should be noted that the 5th meeting of the state commissions on the border delimitation between the two countries was held on 30 November on the Qazax-Idjevan border section during which “the parties reached an initial agreement on the text of the regulation on the organization and holding of meetings and joint working meetings”.

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