Turkish, Azerbaijani, Armenian leaders meet ahead of summit in Prague
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Thursday had a brief conversation ahead of the European Political Community (ECP) summit in the Czech Republic’s capital Prague.
Erdogan, Aliyev, and Pashinyan gathered in the foyer at Prague Castle.
During the brief chat, a book titled “Free” by Lea Ypi that was on the table drew attention.
The EPC gathers leaders of the 27 EU states and 17 other European countries – Türkiye, the UK, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Albania, Armenia, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Moldova, and Georgia.
Later in the day, Erdogan will hold sideline meetings with other leaders in attendance, including Pashinyan.
The meeting between Erdogan and Pashinyan is considered to be an important step towards a permanent peace agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan.