The talks observe up the EU-mediated assembly on August 31 in Brussels between the leaders of the 2 nations.
The international ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan have held talks in Geneva on a future peace treaty, in keeping with officers in Baku and Yerevan, following current lethal clashes between the arch-foes.
Final month, a minimum of 286 folks had been killed on each side earlier than a United States-brokered truce ended the worst clashes for the reason that Caucasus neighbours’ 2020 warfare.
Baku and Yerevan fought two wars – in 2020 and within the Nineteen Nineties – over the contested area of Nagorno-Karabakh, an Armenian-populated enclave of Azerbaijan.
Armenia’s Overseas Minister Ararat Mirzoyan and his Azerbaijani counterpart Jeyhun Bayramov met on Sunday in Geneva to start “drafting the textual content of the peace treaty”, the international ministry in Baku mentioned on Monday.
It mentioned the talks adopted up the EU-mediated assembly on August 31 in Brussels between Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
Azerbaijan referred to as for “full withdrawal of the Armenian armed models from the territories of Azerbaijan, the opening of transport and communication traces”, the ministry mentioned in a press release.
Armenia’s international ministry mentioned, “The events exchanged concepts on the peace treaty, guaranteeing the rights and safety ensures of the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh.”
It reaffirmed its calls for of Azerbaijani troops’ “withdrawal from the sovereign territory of Armenia”, launch of POWs and “the introduction of worldwide mechanisms for controlling the state of affairs on the border”.
The 2 international ministers final met for talks mediated by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on September 20 in New York.
The six-week warfare in 2020 claimed the lives of greater than 6,500 troopers from each side and ended with a Russian-brokered ceasefire.
Beneath the deal, Armenia ceded swaths of territory it had managed for many years, and Moscow deployed about 2,000 Russian peacekeepers to supervise the delicate truce.
With Moscow more and more remoted on the world stage following its February invasion of Ukraine, the US and the European Union have taken a number one position in mediating the Armenia-Azerbaijan normalisation course of.
When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, ethnic Armenian separatists in Nagorno-Karabakh broke away from Azerbaijan. The following battle claimed about 30,000 lives.