We learned on Thursday that Azerbaijani President Ilhal Aliyev will not receive Belgian Foreign Minister Hadja Lahbib. According to local press, Azerbaijani authorities did not appreciate the statements made by the diplomatic chief in Armenia on Tuesday about Nagorno-Karabakh.
Speaking after a meeting with her Armenian counterpart, Hadja Lahbib expressed deep concern over the humanitarian situation in the predominantly Armenian-populated Azeri region since the Baku-ordered blockade of the Lachin Corridor linking Armenia to Nagorno-Karabakh. He recalled the EU’s position asking Azerbaijan to guarantee security and traffic on this corridor. “It is the duty of every state to ensure the welfare of its people. The rights and security of the Armenian people must be ensured. I invite my Azerbaijani partner to work in this direction“, she noted, referring to the necessity.Respect for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of everyone“.
The Belgian minister is due to be received by President Aliyev for an exchange of views after his arrival in Baku this Thursday. According to Azeri news site “trend“, citing well-informed sources, he canceled the meeting”Pro-Armenian position and baseless reports“Done in Armenia. A meeting with Azeri Foreign Minister Zeyhun Bayramov, on the other hand, will take place at 3:30 p.m. A diplomatic mission that began Monday evening took Ms. Lahbib to Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. 1 p.m. (local time).
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