Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov, during his working visit to New York to participate in the high-level week of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly, met with the United Kingdom’s Minister of State for the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and United Nations, Lord Ahmad, Report informs, citing the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Azerbaijan.

During the meeting, Jeyhun Bayramov noted that Azerbaijan attaches special importance to relations with Great Britain, and emphasized that the intensification of bilateral political dialogue will serve as an impetus for strengthening cooperation in economic, educational and other spheres.

The sides exchanged views on the development of inter-parliamentary relations, as well as cooperation between regional and international organizations.

The Azerbaijani minister informed his British colleague in detail about the current situation in the South Caucasus, the tension that arose as a result of the military provocations of the illegal regime created by Armenia in the Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, as well as the goals and results of the local anti-terrorist measures.

Bayramov noted that as a result of anti-terrorism measures against the Armenian armed formations, which continued to exist contrary to the provisions of the tripartite statement of November 10, 2020, these armed formations, which threatened peace and security in the region, were disarmed.

During the anti-terrorist measures, no civilians were harmed; all appropriate measures were taken in advance to ensure their safety. It was emphasized that the rights, freedoms and security of the Armenian residents of Azerbaijan living in Karabakh will be ensured in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan and international human rights mechanisms.

Jeyhun Bayramov informed Lord Ahmad about Azerbaijan’s views on establishing sustainable peace in the South Caucasus, practical steps taken in this direction, as well as the agenda for normalizing relations with Armenia and the process of reintegration of residents of Armenian origin living in Karabakh.

The meeting also included an exchange of views on new areas of cooperation and other issues of mutual interest.