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Peace talks between Armenia and Azerbaijan begun in Germany

Peace talks between Armenia and Azerbaijan begun in Germany Peace talks between Armenia and Azerbaijan have started in Germany (photo: Getty Images)

In Germany, two days of peaceful negotiations between the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia have begun, according to Reuters.

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock traveled to the two countries in November. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz met Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference this month.

"Both Prime Minister (Nikol) Pashinyan and President (Ilham) Aliyev have stated they are ready for peace, to solve the outstanding issues exclusively through peaceful means," Baerbock said.

According to her, thirty years of conflict have brought immense suffering, loss of life, and deep scars for both sides.

Baerbock met separately with her Azerbaijani and Armenian counterparts on Wednesday before hosting the trilateral meeting.

Conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan

On September 19, 2023, Azerbaijan announced the start of local anti-terrorism measures in Nagorno-Karabakh. A military operation by the Azerbaijani army began in the region.

Armenia refused to redeploy its army to the region. The head of the Armenian government recognized the area of Azerbaijan as 86.6 thousand square kilometers, including Nagorno-Karabakh. However, a peace agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan has not yet been concluded.

In January 2024, Aliyev stated that the countries had created the basic conditions for signing a peace agreement. However, on February 13, Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other of strikes that resulted in injuries to Armenian soldiers. Recently, Pashinyan and Aliyev also held a meeting in Munich. Aliyev called it constructive.