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Türkiye welcomes the agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia on the return of four villages

Türkiye on Saturday welcomed an agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia on the return of four villages occupied for 30 years.

“We welcome the agreement reached on April 19, 2024 by the Border Demarcation Commission between Azerbaijan and Armenia on the return of four villages, occupied for thirty years, to Azerbaijan and on the continuation of demarcation work,” the ministry said. Foreign Affairs of the country. said in a statement.

The statement added that this “positive development,” achieved through direct talks, marks an important step toward “the signing of a final peace agreement.”

The 8th meeting of the border demarcation committees, chaired by Azerbaijani Deputy Prime Minister Shahin Mustafayev and Armenian Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan, took place on the border between the two countries.

The committees reached agreement on certain issues, according to a written statement from Azerbaijan on the meeting.

Under the agreement, the border along Azerbaijan’s Gazakh district will be determined in accordance with the border that existed when the Soviet Union collapsed.

The line passes through the villages of Baghanis (Armenia)-Baghanis Ayrim (Azerbaijan), Voskepar (Armenia)-Asagi Eskipara (Azerbaijan), Kirants (Armenia)-Heyrimli (Azerbaijan) and Berkaber (Armenia)-Kizilhacili (Azerbaijan).

With the latest development, Armenia will return to Azerbaijan the villages of Baghanis Ayrim, Asagi Eskipara, Heyrimli and Kizilhacili, which it occupied during the First Karabakh War of 1988-1994.

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