Telephone conversation of Foreign Minister Ara Aivazian with Foreign Minister of Finland Pekka Haavisto

15 January, 2021

On January 15, Foreign Minister Ara Aivazian held a telephone conversation with Foreign Minister of Finland Pekka Haavisto.

Minister Aivazian briefed his counterpart on the situation following the war unleashed by Azerbaijan against Artsakh, the steps being undertaken to maintain the ceasefire and stabilize the situation in the region. In this context Minister Aivazian emphasized the necessity of safe and immediate return of prisoners of war, captured civilians and others detained as a priority of the Armenian sides.

The Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Finland highlighted the importance of addressing the issues of the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmanship. 

During the phone conversation the interlocutors touched upon the issues on the Armenian-Finnish agenda. Both sides stressed the need to give a new impetus to the political dialogue, including through reciprocal visits and promotion of the political dialogue. 

They have also touched upon the Armenia-European Union partnership and the cooperation between Armenia and Finland within this framework.

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