President of the European Council Charles Michel today had a telephone conversation with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.

In a follow-up to his latest meetings with the leaders in Munich on 16-17 February 2023, President Michel raised with them the various topics discussed in the framework of the Brussels process between their first trilateral meeting held on 14 December 2021 and their fourth meeting held on 31 August 2022. 

He reaffirmed the EU’s strong commitment to helping the sides reach a long-awaited normalisation and sustainable peace. 

In this context, President Michel expressed concerns about the continuous crisis around the Lachin corridor, the recent casualties and the sharp increase in tensions on the ground as well as accompanying negative rhetoric.