Brussels, 14 October 2022
High Representative Josep Borrell held separate bilateral phone calls this week with Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov on 10 October and with Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan on 14 October.
He discussed with both Foreign Ministers the follow up on the Leaders’ agreement reached on 6 October, in Prague to have an EU civilian mission deployed on the Armenian side of the Armenia-Azerbaijan border with the aim to build confidence and contribute to the work of border commissions. High Representative Borrell briefed on the ongoing technical preparations for the deployment and underlined his determination to engage with EU Member States to ensure rapid deployment of this mission.
He also reiterated the EU’s full commitment to contributing to de-escalation between both countries and continue efforts at the highest levels to achieve sustainable peace in the South Caucasus.
Source – EEAS
Armenia/Azerbaijan: EU deploys technical assessment mission
Following the request by Armenia, an EU technical assessment mission has today arrived in Yerevan. The task of this mission is to prepare for the deployment of EU monitors to the Armenian side of the Armenia-Azerbaijan border later this month, in line with the agreement reached on the 6 October at the quadrilateral meeting between President Aliyev, Prime Minister Pashinyan, President Macron and President Michel.
EU Member States will further discuss at the Foreign Affairs Council on Monday 17 October the proposal of High Representative Josep Borrell to deploy a monitoring mission, which will have as its primary aims contributing to stability and building confidence as well as supporting the work of the border commissions to improve security along the bilateral border.
Source – EEAS