The Administrations of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia have jointly released a statement expressing their shared commitment to achieving long-awaited peace in the region, TuraNews.kz reports citing the Anadolu Agency,
The document resulting from negotiations outlines concrete measures to strengthen trust between the two nations. As a gesture of goodwill guided by the principles of humanism, Azerbaijan is set to release 32 Armenian military personnel. In reciprocation, Armenia, also guided by humanistic principles, will release 2 Azerbaijani military personnel.
Furthermore, in a significant diplomatic move, Armenia withdraws its candidacy to host the 29th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-29). Instead, they extend support to Azerbaijan’s candidacy, with hopes for backing from other Eastern European Group countries. Azerbaijan, in return, supports Armenia’s candidacy for COP Bureau membership from the same group.
The joint statement highlights the ongoing commitment to negotiations for additional confidence-building measures in the near future. Azerbaijan and Armenia call on the international community to support these efforts, emphasizing their potential to foster mutual trust and positively impact the broader South Caucasus region.
Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, shared the news on social media, acknowledging the release of Armenian soldiers by Azerbaijan and reciprocating with the release of two Azerbaijani servicemen. The leaders of both nations expressed their dedication to the values of humanism as a foundation for these goodwill gestures, signaling a new chapter in the relationship between Azerbaijan and Armenia.