President of the European Council, Charles Michel, has welcomed the ‘major breakthrough’ in Armenia-Azerbaijan relations after the sides reached an agreement to release prisoners.
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, Michel called on the both countries to finalize the peace treaty.
“Delighted to welcome a major break through in Armenia-Azerbaijan relations as they issue a joint statement. Welcome in particular release of detainees and unprecedented opening in political dialogue. Establishing and deepening bilateral dialogue between sides has been a key objective of the EU-led Brussels process: today’s progress is a key step. I now encourage the leaders to finalise the Armenia-Azerbaijan peace deal ASAP,’ Michel said.