Aliyev mentioned Azerbaijan not too long ago tabled its proposals for a future peace treaty with Armenia and awaited Yerevan’s response.
In an announcement on Tuesday, his international ministry mentioned it “stands ready for direct negotiations with Armenia on a bilateral foundation to finalise the peace settlement as quickly as doable”.
Azerbaijan has not too long ago refused conferences below the mediation of the EU or the US, accusing them of favouring Armenia.
“The accountability to proceed the peace course of – together with the collection of a mutually acceptable venue or a call to satisfy on the state border – lies with two nations,” it mentioned, an obvious refusal of worldwide mediation.
STALLED PEACE TALKS
Each leaders have mentioned a complete peace settlement may very well be signed by the top of the yr, however internationally mediated peace talks between the previous Soviet republics have seen little progress.
Aliyev and Pashinyan have additionally met on a number of events for talks below the mediation of the European Union.
However final month, Aliyev refused to attend negotiations with Pashinyan in Spain, citing French bias.
French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz had been meant to mediate the talks with EU chief Charles Michel.
There has since then been no seen progress to renew EU-led talks.
Washington had additionally organised a number of conferences between the nations’ international ministries.
Azerbaijan nonetheless on Thursday refused additional talks, on account of what it says is Washington’s “biased” place.
The normal regional energy dealer Russia – bogged down in its Ukraine war – has seen its affect wane within the Caucasus.
In 2020, Moscow brokered a ceasefire that ended six weeks of preventing after which Baku reclaimed swathes of territory managed for 3 many years by Armenian separatist forces.
After that battle, Russian President Vladimir Putin has hosted Aliyev and Pashinyan for a number of rounds of peace talks, most not too long ago in Could.