Azerbaijan announced on Monday that the progress in the normalization process with Armenia is "fell short of expectations". Azerbaijan's expectations included "drafting a peace treaty, the delimitation of the state border and the restoration of transport and communication".
According to Anadolu, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Ceyhun Bayramov held a press conference with his counterpart, Gabrielius Landsbergis, in Vinius, the capital of Lithuania. Making a statement after the meeting, Bayramov said, “We call upon the Armenian side to demonstrate goodwill and invest more efforts in the normalization talks in all dimensions.”
Bayramov said he and Landsbergis discussed bilateral relations, which are “based on solid foundations and high-level political dialogue.”
“The joint declaration on the development of partnership signed between the presidents of the two countries in 2007 reflects the strategic nature of our cooperation,” he added.
Bayramov described the EU as Azerbaijan's main trading partner. He said that they are also exploring ways to consolidate transit and economic cooperation, which is of increasing importance.
Landsbergis, on the other hand, said that they especially touched upon the security problems in Ukraine and the South Caucasus.
Relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan are tense due to Armenia's refusal to accept that Nagorno Karabakh is a part of the Azerbaijani army and its occupation since 1991.
Most of the territory was liberated by Baku during a war in the fall of 2020, which ended after a Russian-brokered peace agreement and also opened the door to normalization.
Source: Anadolu Agency