No one questions the relevance of the trilateral agreements reached by Yerevan and Baku with the mediation of Moscow in 2020 and 2021, EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the Crisis in Georgia Toivo Klaar told Armenian News - NEWS.am.
He said that the EU has always noted the need to implement all past trilateral agreements, which served as the basis for current discussions between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
According to him, no one questions the relevance of the trilateral agreements reached with Moscow in 2020 and 2021.
Asked if the EU is considering cooperating with Russia, given its mediating role in ending the 2020 war and its further efforts to achieve a lasting peace, Klaar added that most recently during a phone talk between Charles Michel and Vladimir Putin on April 22 the efforts aimed at normalizing relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan cannot be considered as mutually exclusive.
The EU, for its part, is interested in peace, stability and prosperity in our neighborhood, he said.
Klaar said he held regular consultations with Moscow in the past, in particular with Deputy FM Andrei Rudenko and the Russian Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group. But these contacts have been strongly influenced by the current war in Ukraine.
However, the EU's efforts to support the normalization of relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan are aimed solely at ensuring peace and stability in the South Caucasus, the diplomat added.