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Azerbaijani FM informs OSCE PA President about current situation in the region

Azerbaijan`s Minister of Foreign Affairs Jeyhun Bayramov met Wednesday with President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Margareta Cederfelt, who is here to attend the international conference “Role of national parliaments in promoting security and stability through green economy, connectivity and sustainable development”. Discussions revolved around the prospects for cooperation between Azerbaijan and the OSCE PA and the main issues on the agenda, as well as possible contributions of the OSCE PA to the process of normalization of the Azerbaijani-Armenian relations. Highlighting the importance of interparliamentary dialogue and mutual visits, the pair expressed confidence that the international conference co-organized in Baku by Azerbaijan`s Milli Majlis and the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly would contribute to further deepening of mutual cooperation. FM Bayramov highlighted the current situation in the region and the large-scale reconstruction and construction projects carried out in the liberated territories of Azerbaijan. Despite Armenia’s provocations and attempts to delay the peace process, Minister Bayramov stressed that Azerbaijan continues its activity to ensure peace and stability in the region, including the signing of the peace agreement, opening of all communications and other issues. Azerbaijani FM provided insight into ongoing mine threats, Armenia’s non-fulfilment of its obligations on the trilateral declaration, violence against Azerbaijani servicemen captured in April and their Armenia’s refusal to return them. Speaking about delegation`s visit to Zangilan district of Azerbaijan, President of the OSCE PA Margareta Cederfelt said that during the visit they got acquainted with the reconstruction projects of Azerbaijan. Noting that the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly attaches great importance to cooperation with Azerbaijan, Margareta Cederfelt emphasized the importance of ensuring peace and security in the region, saying that the OSCE PA promotes peace, stability, parliamentary diplomacy, and works towards ensuring peace in the region. During the meeting, the pair also exchanged views on other issues of mutual interest.

Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency