Baku is ready to hold a meeting with Yerevan in a short time, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov said at a meeting with NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy and Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia Javier Colomina on Thursday, January 20.
According to media reports, Bayramov said Azerbaijan was ready to hold the next negotiating meeting in a short time and is determined to advance the peace agenda.
Bayramov also denied Azerbaijan was keeping the residents of Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh) in blockade and creating a humanitarian crisis.
Since December 12, the sole road connecting Nagorno Karabakh to Armenia - the Lachin Corridor - has been blocked by self-described Azerbaijani environmentalists. Karabakh residents have reported food and fuel shortages, while hospital patients don't have access to essential medicines, with only a handful allowed transfer to facilities in Armenia proper.