The European Council says the two-month EU mission is geared toward serving to arch rivals delineate their frequent borders.
Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed to a civilian EU mission alongside their border, the place greater than 200 folks died final month within the worst combating between the 2 international locations since 2020, in accordance with the European Council.
The council mentioned on Friday that the mission, set to start by the top of this month, goals to assist restrict the border between the 2 international locations to a most of two months.
The settlement was reached after Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, French President Emmanuel Macron and European Council President Charles Michel met throughout the first assembly of the European Political Neighborhood in Prague on Thursday.
“Armenia and Azerbaijan reaffirmed their dedication to the Constitution of the United Nations and the Alma Ata 1991 Declaration, by means of which each acknowledge one another’s territorial integrity and sovereignty,” the European Council mentioned.
Armenia and Azerbaijan’s arch enemies are locked in a decades-long territorial dispute over the Nagorno-Karabakh area – situated in Muslim-majority Azerbaijan with principally Christian Armenian residents.
Final month, no less than 286 folks have been killed on either side earlier than the US brokered what ended the worst clashes since 2020, when tense tensions changed into an all-out struggle.
The battle killed greater than 6,500 folks in six weeks, earlier than a Russian-brokered armistice noticed Armenia swathes of territory managed for many years.
The 2 former Soviet neighbors have lengthy seen Moscow’s affect within the risky Caucasus area.
However Moscow is clearly shedding out because it shifts its focus to Ukraine – permitting the US and EU to play a number one position in mediating the Armenia-Azerbaijan normalization course of.