ICRC representatives met with Armenian captives held in Azerbaijan
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Baku visited Armenians detained in Azerbaijan. During a regular visit in June, ICRC representatives helped the captives reach out to their families through letters, phone calls, and video messages.
The information was provided to "Lurer" by Zara Amatuni, head of communication programs of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Armenia.
Azerbaijan confirms the captivity of 38 people.
Cooperation within the framework of the Armenia-Greece-Cyprus trilateral format was at the centre of our discussions. FM Mirzoyan about the meeting with Greek FM
Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan has issued a statement following the meeting with the Foreign Minister of Greece Nikos Dendias, noting that the dynamically developing interstate relations of 30 years between Armenia and Greece are first of all based on the millennial friendship, mutual assistance between our two peoples and common values.
In particular, Mirzoyan said that Armenian-Greek relations are developing not only within bilateral but also on multilateral important platforms. In this regard, I would like to highlight three important dimensions.
"The cooperation within the framework of the Armenia-Greece-Cyprus trilateral format was at the centre of our discussions. We consider this important initiative an effective tool for establishing stability, security and peace in the region, and are hopeful that through joint efforts it will serve the vital interests of our three countries and peoples. As Minister Dendias noted we have very important and concrete agreements regarding this format. We also exchanged views on issues on the Armenia-EU partnership and the Eastern Partnership. We stressed that the roadmap for the implementation of the Armenia-EU Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement provides great opportunities also for deepening mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation," Mirzoyan said.
The sides also referred to the issues related to international and regional security and stability.
I presented to my colleague in detail the situation created around the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the position of Armenia on the processes aimed at establishing regional peace and stability, the negotiations on the normalization of relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Minister Mirzoyan touched upon issues related to the processes of the unblocking of the regional economic communications and transport infrastructure, the works within the Commission of delimitation and border security and overall the process on peace agreement.
I stressed the key role of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmanship in promoting the peace process for the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
"Armenia appreciates the position of Greece in support of the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict under the mandate and within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmanship. I would also like to seize the opportunity and thank my good friend Nikos, who visited Yerevan during the 44-day war and expressed the sympathy of Greece and the Greek people to us in that crucial period. We will never forget that gesture of a strategic partner," Mirzoyan said.