Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev will hold a pre-arranged meeting in Spain next month despite Baku’s lightning offensive against Armenian separatists in Nagorno-Karabakh, Yerevan said on Sunday.
The talks on October 5 in Grenada will include French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, and European Council chief Charles Michel, the Armenian security council said in a statement, adding that officials will meet to prepare the talks next week.
France, Germany and the European Union have been key players in attempts to resolve the decades-long conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh. The ethnically Armenian region is internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan, but has been run by a separatist administration for three decades.
The rebels agreed to disarm under the terms of a ceasefire reached on Wednesday.
Pashinyan and Aliyev last met in July in Brussels.
(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – AFP)