Azerbaijan Officials Near Peace Agreement With Armenia

After a decades-long war, Azerbaijani authorities have speculated that their nation is nearing a peace accord with Armenia.

Reports show that following a battle in the 1990s, the Caucasus enclave had been governed by ethnic Armenian troops supported by Armenia, but more than 100,000 people evacuated the area last October as a result of a strong military offensive.

The quantity of individuals coming to Armenia is staggering, and they all have distinct requirements, according to a volunteer from the Oxford Armenia Foundation. The registration bureau is completely overwhelmed. People have attempted to jam their belongings into their cars, with families sleeping in the backseat as they travel from place to place.

The international community recognizes Nagorno-Karabakh as Azerbaijani territory. Attempts to resolve the war have been obstructed by the competing diplomatic ambitions of Turkey, Iran, Russia, the United States, and the European Union in this strategically important region.

Armenia is home to a sizable Russian military contingent. The projected “middle corridor”—a transportation route connecting Europe and China via the Caspian Sea, Central Asia, and the southern Caucasus- makes the region strategically important.

As part of the deal, Azerbaijan is seeking a dispute resolution system. They would rather see peace accords ratified. This article proposes the establishment of a bilateral commission to resolve the many misconceptions and divergent interpretations between the two parties. One of the many outstanding questions is connecting Azerbaijan’s main landmass to Nakhichevan.

The three-decade separatist rule in Karabakh came to an end on September 26 when the head of the Armenian separatists there reversed his earlier edict that had ordered the liquidation of separatist entities on January 1.

While Azerbaijan maintains that the expelled Karabakh residents should also be granted the opportunity to return, ethnic Armenian rebels are contemplating the formation of an exiled government.

Reports show that following its decision not to intervene in Turkey-backed Azerbaijan’s attack on Armenia in September 2023, Russia is attempting to reclaim its status as a guarantor. Though it has not given up its influence, Russia regards Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Vovayi Pashinyan as being too pro-European.

Numerous nations offered to mediate the meeting between the two presidents, which took place on Russian territory.