Ilham Aliyev: Armenia cancels previously agreed delimitation meeting

Ilham Aliyev: Armenia cancels previously agreed delimitation meeting

Armenia has canceled previously agreed meeting, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said yesterday.

"We called on Armenia to embark on the delimitation of borders. Because our state border with Armenia, including several districts of Azerbaijan which make up 20 percent of the territory, had been under occupation for about 30 years. Therefore, the need for delimitation of borders is obvious. At a meeting initiated by the President of the European Council, Mr. Charles Michel, in Brussels on 6 April, it was agreed that both sides would establish a working group by the end of April and start their work," he noted.

"Azerbaijan set up its working group on time and was ready to send out a delegation. This was agreed with the Armenian side. By the way, it was the Armenian Foreign Ministry that proposed to hold the first meeting on the border issue. Azerbaijan accepted the offer and we were ready to send out a delegation. However, on the last day, on 29 April, Armenia canceled the agreed meeting. This is very disappointing. Even more disappointing was Armenia's refusal to hold a different meeting on the border issue on 7-11 May, based on Armenia's initial proposal. So we are waiting for new dates from Armenia to start work. Because such an irresponsible position, of course, is worrying," the head of state said.

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