(Reuters) – The leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan will meet in Brussels in mid-December to debate tensions which have led to frame clashes with a number of troops, the European Union stated on Friday.
“Leaders have agreed to fulfill in Brussels to debate the regional state of affairs and methods of overcoming tensions for a affluent and secure South Caucasus, which the EU helps,” a spokesman for Charles Michel, the president of the European Council representing EU member states, stated in an announcement.
The assembly is to happen within the margins of the EU’s Japanese Partnership Summit in Brussels on Dec. 15.
The announcement got here after talks between Michel and Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev in addition to Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Friday.
“Through the cellphone calls, the Armenian and Azerbaijani leaders have additionally agreed to determine a direct communication line, on the degree of respective Ministers of Defence, to function an incident prevention mechanism”, the EU stated.
The European Union had urged each nations on Wednesday to disengage their troops and respect the ceasefire agreed the day past, after reviews that seven Azerbaijani troopers had been killed in border clashes.
On Tuesday, Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to a ceasefire at their border after Russia urged them to step again from confrontation following the deadliest conflict since a battle final 12 months over the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave that killed no less than 6,500 individuals.
(Reporting by Sabine Siebold; modifying by Jonathan Oatis)