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Pashinyan and Aliyev Discuss 'Armenia-Azerbaijan Peace Agenda' at CIS Summit

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan engaged in discussions with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev during the informal Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) summit in Saint Petersburg. Their conversation centered on the "Armenia-Azerbaijan peace agenda," according to statements by Pashinyan's spokeswoman, Nazeli Baghdasaryan.

The specifics of the discussions were not detailed, with Baghdasaryan simply stating that the talks were conducted in a bilateral format, providing no further elaboration on the agenda items or outcomes.

CIS Summit in Russia 2023

Pashinyan's participation in the unofficial summit of CIS member states in St. Petersburg was marked by various engagements. The event commenced with a collective photo session among the participating leaders. Subsequently, Russian President Vladimir Putin extended greetings to all the attendees.

CIS Summit in Russia 2023

The meeting primarily focused on issues related to cooperation within the CIS zone. Discussions encompassed various aspects of collaboration among member states within this regional bloc.

In addition to the summit proceedings, the heads of CIS countries undertook a cultural tour, visiting notable landmarks including the "Pavlovsk" State Artistic and Architectural Palace and Park Museum-Reserve, the Catherine Palace, and the complex of Peterhof palaces and gardens. Throughout the tour, the leaders had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with historically significant exhibits.

CIS Summit in Russia 2023

The sideline talks between Pashinyan and Aliyev at the CIS summit shows a moment of diplomatic engagement between Armenia and Azerbaijan, hinting at a potential rekindling of dialogue regarding peace efforts in the region. However, the specifics or potential agreements arising from this interaction remain undisclosed.

The diplomatic encounter at this high-level gathering offers a glimpse into the ongoing dialogue between Pashinyan and Aliyev’s governments. 


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