On July 16, the first bilateral meeting between the Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan and Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov took place in Tbilisi, Georgia. The meeting was followed by a wider meeting of the delegations of the two ministries.
The ministers “touched upon the wide range of issues pertinent to the normalization of relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia,” statement from Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry read.
Minister Jeyhun Bayramov highlighted that based on the post-conflict realities emerged after the resolution of the armed conflict between the two states, all efforts need to be directed towards making progress in building good-neighborly inter-state relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia. In this context, the necessity of full implementation of all provisions of the Trilateral Statement signed by the leaders of Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Russia, in particular the withdrawal of the Armenian armed forces from the territory of Azerbaijan, was stressed.Azerbaijani FM
Foreign Ministry of Armenia, on the other hand, stated that Mirzoyan “reiterated that political settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is essential within the process of achieving sustainable and lasting peace, and stressed importance of using institution of OSCE Minsk Group,” which has been mediating in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict since the 1990s until recently.