US Secretary Antony Blinken urges leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia to allow commercial traffic at the key corridor linking Yerevan and the flashpoint enclave of Karabakh.
Political tensions between Baku and Yerevan resurfaced in recent weeks after Azerbaijani activists protested along the major route that connects to mineral-rich Karabakh territories.
The Kremlin said leaders will discuss the implementation of agreements reached in talks under Russia's mediation last year and "further steps to strengthen stability and security" in the region.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan says the three leaders will discuss the issues around "stability and security" in the Karabakh region.
Azerbaijani and Armenian leaders held peace talks through Turkish and EU mediations in Prague, increasing hopes for a comprehensive settlement to one of the world’s most difficult political and military conflicts.
Leaders of Azerbaijan, Armenia, France and EU meet in Czech Republic and announce formation of a mission that will help both South Caucasus neighbours outline their borders.
Azerbaijan maintains that “large-scale provocations” by Armenian forces triggered the deadly fighting.
Baku has accused Yerevan of "large-scale provocations" in recent days, saying saboteurs planted mines and Armenian forces carried out “intensive” firing on Azerbaijani positions.
Türkiye has welcomed Azerbaijan and Armenia's decision to begin preparations for a peace treaty, which Ankara says will help establish stability in the region.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev are set to meet in Brussels next week to lay the groundwork for peace talks to end the decades-long conflict over Karabakh.
Former high-tech industry minister Vahagn Khachaturyan was elected as the fifth president of Armenia, receiving 71 votes in the second round of the parliamentary vote.
The move to return the Armenian servicemen was on humanitarian grounds, Azerbajjan’s State Commission on Prisoners of War, Missing Persons and Hostages said.
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