Meetings planned with Erdoğan and Aliyev in Prague, Pashinyan says

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said he will meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Prague Thursday. A four-way meeting between Pashinyan, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, French President Emmanuel Macron, and European Council President Charles Michel, is also planned.

Armen Grigoryan, the head of Armenia’s Security Council, said Azerbaijan’s handover of 17 Armenian POWs Tuesday was the result of a meeting last month organized by the United States.

The World Bank is estimating 7 percent economic growth in Armenia this year, a notable improvement on last year’s growth rate of less than 6 percent.