Azerbaijani, Armenian top diplomats meet in Berlin for peace talks

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BERLIN
Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov and his Armenian counterpart Ararat Mirzoyan met in Berlin on Wednesday as part of peace talks between the two countries.
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, who hosted the talks in Villa Borsig, thanked her counterparts for coming to Berlin, and undertaking negotiations to resolve their disputes.
“We believe that Armenia and Azerbaijan now have an opportunity to achieve an enduring peace after years of painful conflict,” she said, and underlined that Germany is committed to support the peace process, and ready to facilitate further talks to reach an agreement.
“What we are seeing now are courageous steps by both countries to put the past behind, and to work towards a durable peace for their people.
These talks here are meant to continue the productive discussions that were held in the margins of the Munich Security Conference just two weeks ago,” Baerbock said.
Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had decided to continue peace talks following a trilateral meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz two weeks ago on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference.
Baerbock said resolving outstanding issues through diplomatic talks and peace between Baku and Yerevan would bring new opportunities both for the two countries, and the whole South Caucasus region.