EU to send delegation to Armenia to help delineate borders with Azerbaijan

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The European Union will send a "civilian EU mission" to Armenia to help delineate the borders with Azerbaijan, stakeholders announced after a meeting with France in Prague.

The mission will start in October for a maximum of two months, according to a joint statement issued this Friday.

This follows talks overnight between Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, French President Emmanuel Macron and European Council President Charles Michel.

According to the statement, "There was an agreement by Armenia to facilitate a civilian EU mission alongside the border with Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan agreed to cooperate with this mission as far as it concerned."

It added that the mission's aim "is to build confidence, and... contribute to the border commissions".

'Territorial integrity and sovereignty'

The three leaders and the European Council president had met for several hours late Thursday night on the side lines of the first gathering of the "European Political Community" in Prague.

They also said that Armenia and Azerbaijan had confirmed their commitment to the UN charter and "the Alma Ata 1991 Declaration through which both recognize each other's territorial integrity and sovereignty."

Last month, at least 286 people were killed on both sides before a US-brokered truce ended the worst clashes since 2020, when simmering tensions escalated into all-out war.

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