Attempts of European Union to send mission to Azerbaijan were resolutely rejected by us: President

Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

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# 14 October 2022 15:01 (UTC +04:00)

"On 6 October, on the sidelines of a new platform of the European political community in Prague, a four-sided meeting was held with the participation of the President of France, the President of the European Council, the Prime Minister of Armenia and the President of Azerbaijan," President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said in his speech at the meeting of CIS Heads of State Council held in Astana, APA reports.

"At that meeting, as a result of many hours of negotiations, the decision was reached to send a civilian mission of the European Union in the amount of 40 people to the territory of Armenia near the Armenia-Azerbaijan border. Subsequently, we learned that their number would be 50. They will stay there for at least two months and the purpose of this mission, as we saw it and therefore agreed to, is to help the parties to draw the border and agree on issues related to delimitation. There was an attempt to send this mission to the Azerbaijani side, which was resolutely rejected by us. Therefore, the mission will be located on the territory of Armenia, in the zone of CSTO’s responsibility. The first group of European representatives arrived in Armenia yesterday in order to determine the location of this mission," noted the head of state.