Azerbaijan Open to Peace Talks with Armenia

Azerbaijani declared  it is ready to work on a future peace agreement with Armenia, one year after the start of the 44-day war between the two countries.

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said that they have been having a dialogue with Armenia and working on the “future peace agreement.”

“I want to hope that this is exactly the case because Azarbajian on certain occasions publicly expresses its readiness to establish a dialogue with Armenia. Not only to establish dialogue but to start working on the future peace agreement,” he said in an interview with France24.

Azerbaijan and Armenia had their first meeting with their foreign ministers last week in New York. Aliyev said it was a “good indicator” that dialogue could be restarted and a peaceful solution sought.

“I hope that it will not be only meeting, but it will be beginning of the new process — the process of normalization and relation,” he added.

Aliyev said he was ready to begin peace talks but criticized Armenia’s leadership’s failure to reply “adequately” thus far.

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