Yesterday in New York, on the occasion of the high-level week of the 78th UN General Assembly, Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Antonio Tajani, held separate meetings with the Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan, Jeyhun Bayramov, and Armenia, Ararat Mirzoyan.
“I wanted to meet with the Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia here in New York, in light of the tensions of the last few hours,” said Tajani, “I invited Azerbaijan to cease military action immediately. It is necessary to re-establish a constructive dialogue to find a diplomatic solution in Nagorno Karabakh. I made this clear to Ministers Bayramov and Mirzoyan, to whom I offered Rome’s mediation and also proposed to evaluate the successful model of South Tyrol.”
During the meeting with the Minister of Azerbaijan, Tajani and Beyramov agreed on the importance of strengthening bilateral relations, in particular cooperation on the economic and trade front and on the migration issue. “Azerbaijan is also a partner when it comes to migration,” Tajani commented, “we want to intensify cooperation with the country in order to fight human traffickers.”
Tajani also informed the Armenian Minister of Italy’s interest in continuing to cultivate the countries’ excellent bilateral friendship, aiming to further develop their bilateral economic partnership.