Josep Borrell warns Baku do not violate territorial integrity of Armenia
Baku/13.11.23/Turan: The October European Council discussed how to strengthen ıts cooperation with Armenia and support its democratically elected authorities, its resilience, its security and the continuation of reforms in the country, said on Monday in Brussel at the meeting of the Foreign ministers of the EU Josep Borrel, High Representative for forwign affairs and security policy.
“We decided to beef up our mission in Armenia: more observers and more patrols in sensitive areas of the border. And we will explore a possible support to Armenia under the European Peace Facility and options for visa-liberalisation for Armenia.
We have to be very much vigilant for any attempts of destabilisation of Armenia, internally and externally. And our message to Azerbaijan has been clear: any violation of Armenia’s territorial integrity will be unacceptable and would have severe consequences for the quality of our relations.
We call for the resumption of negotiations between Armenia and Azerbaijan and on the work done by the President of the [European] Council [Charles Michel]. We need a peace treaty to be concluded and we are committed to continue our mediation role.
We decided to invite the Armenian Foreign Minister [Ararat Mirzoyan] to join us in the margins of the next, maybe the next, Foreign Affairs Council, it has to be decided - but an upcoming Foreign Affairs Council”, - noted Borrel.-0-