President Tokayev Welcomes Azerbaijan-Armenia Talks in Almaty

President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev made a statement about the negotiation process between Azerbaijan and Armenia, which is to take place in Almaty.

The President’s statement, as conveyed by the Akorda press service, expressed optimism that the forthcoming meeting would translate the Azerbaijani-Armenian agreements into tangible actions, fostering a durable and robust peace in the South Caucasus region.

“I welcome the agreement between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Armenia to hold talks at the Foreign Ministers’ level on the preparation of a peace treaty between the two states, at the suggestion of the Kazakh side.

It is symbolic that this important event will be held in Almaty, where in December 1991 the historic Alma-Ata Declaration was signed, and which laid the foundation for independent development of CIS countries and endorsed the principles of determining interstate borders.

I assume that the upcoming meeting will contribute to the practical implementation of the Azerbaijani-Armenian agreements and will facilitate soonest establishment of a lasting and durable peace in the South Caucasus” the statement reads .

This development follows President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s recent visit to Yerevan in April, during which he advocated for a swift resolution of the long-standing tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Discussions during the visit, involving President Tokayev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, placed significant emphasis on the imperative of ensuring stability and security in the South Caucasus. President Tokayev commended the steps taken by both Armenia and Azerbaijan towards reaching a peace treaty.

The choice of Almaty as the location for these crucial negotiations holds great significance. It is noted that Almaty was where the historic Alma-Ata Declaration was signed in December 1991. This declaration laid the foundations for the independent development of CIS countries and set principles for determining interstate borders.



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