The statement of the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, on progress regarding humanitarian issues, border delimitation and a future peace agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia is the most positive since the end of the Second Karabakh War on November 10, 2020, Matthew Bryza, international expert and former US Ambassador to Azerbaijan, told Report.

Bryza recalled an earlier statement by Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan that the Armenian government may indeed be willing to focus on the rights of the Armenian people in Karabakh rather than the legal status of Karabakh.

“Such an approach from Yerevan sparked weeks of protests from Armenia’s political opposition. Despite these protests, Armenia appears to be continuing this diplomatic line, which bodes well for the peace process,” Bryza said.

According to Bryza, it is important that the bilateral working group on border delimitation will finally meet in the coming days, and that border security issues were discussed at this third tripartite meeting, as this should help reduce military clashes.