Peace between Azerbaijan and Armenia continues to be priority for US – State Department

Peace between Azerbaijan and Armenia continues to be a priority for the US, Vedant Patel, Principal Deputy Spokesperson of the US State Department said during a briefing, Trend reports.

“Outside of everything that of course is going on in the world that often sometimes takes up a lot of the oxygen in this room, peace between those two countries continues to be a priority for us, for Secretary Blinken, and it’s something that the department will continue to engage towards,” he said.

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov and Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan held bilateral talks on June 27-29 at the George P. Shultz National Foreign Affairs Training Center in Arlington, Virginia.

They met with US Secretary Antony Blinken and Assistant to the President and National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan in Washington.

The ministers and their teams continued working on the draft bilateral peace agreement. They reached an agreement on additional articles and achieved mutual understanding on the draft agreement, meanwhile acknowledging that the positions on some key issues require further work.

Source: TREND News Agency

Azerbaijan, Serbia talk expanding legal framework

As part of his official visit to the Republic of Serbia, Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov met with the Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Affairs of this country, Nikola Selakovic, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry said, Trend reports.

Issues on the agenda of multilateral cooperation between Azerbaijan and Serbia, as well as the current situation in the region and in the world were discussed at the meeting.

Thanking for the high hospitality provided during the visit, Minister Jeyhun Bayramov expressed satisfaction with his official visit to Serbia. The minister recalled the visit of his colleague, who previously served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, to Azerbaijan in 2021 and the meetings held, noting that such close contacts play an exceptional role in the development of strategic partnership relations between the two countries.

The expansion of the existing legal framework was emphasized in terms of developing an agenda of mutually beneficial cooperation between Azerbaijan and Serbia in various fields, including the economy, trade, investment, energy security, and humanitarian assistance. It was noted that in this context, the signing of a number of documents last year between various government agencies of the two countries deserves approval.

During the meeting, views were also exchanged on other issues of mutual interest.

Source: TREND News Agency

OTS congratulates Azerbaijan on occasion of Victory Day

The Organization of Turkic States congratulated Azerbaijan on the occasion of Victory Day, Trend reports.

“We convey our sincere congratulations to the fraternal Azerbaijani people, the Armed Forces and the Government of Azerbaijan on the occasion of November 8 – Victory Day, which is the anniversary of the victory in the 44-day Patriotic War, in which the city of Shusha was liberated, the territorial integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan and historical justice were restored”, the Organization of Turkic States wrote on its page on X.

Source: TREND News Agency