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BRUSSELS – The European Council on Friday said Armenia and Azerbaijan had agreed to a civilian EU mission along their borders in the worst fighting between the two former Soviet states since 2020. More than 200 people died at the end of last month.

It also said the next meeting of the Border Demarcation Commission will be held in Brussels by the end of October.

The agreement was met by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Armenian Prime Minister Nicole Pashinyan, French President Emmanuel Macron and European Council President Charles Michel during the first meeting of the European Political Community in Prague on Thursday. later reached.

“Armenia and Azerbaijan have confirmed their commitment to the UN Charter and the 1991 Alma-Ata Declaration,” the European Council said in a statement.

The European Union civilian mission will start in October and run for up to two months.

“The purpose of this mission is to build trust and serve the Border Commission through its reporting,” said the board.

Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict Decades of hostilities over control of the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Although internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan, it was largely ruled by Armenians until 2020.Reuters Armenia and Azerbaijan agree to civilian EU missions along borders

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