Pashinyan and Aliyev agree to meet

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan have agreed to meet in Brussels on December 15. The meeting, which will take place during the EU’s Eastern Partnership Summit, was agreed upon following a telephone conversation with the President of the European Council Charles Michel.

The news was announced in a statement issued by Michel’s office on Friday.

“Leaders have agreed to meet in Brussels to discuss the regional situation and ways of overcoming tensions for a prosperous and stable South Caucasus, which the EU supports,” the statement reads.

During the telephone conversations, the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to establish a direct line of communication through their respective defense ministers, which will serve as a mechanism for preventing incidents.