President of the European Council Charles Michel, in the context of tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan in recent days, confirms the commitment of the European Union to deepen cooperation with the two countries in the name of a safe, stable, peaceful and prosperous South Caucasus. This is stated in a statement by Charles Michel’s press secretary Barend Leitz. “According to President Michel, all the key issues that led to the first war in Artsakh, as well as the renewed hostilities in 2020, should be resolved by all interested parties, creating conditions for a lasting and just peace. President Michelle’s statement on the results of the leaders’ meeting on May 22 should not be interpreted as confirmation of a predetermined outcome of the discussions. In the end, the most important thing is that all issues are resolved comprehensively, including the rights and security of all groups of the population. President Michel stressed the need to prepare peoples for peace and the important role of public rhetoric in this regard. He welcomed the leaders of Yerevan and Baku and announced his intention to participate in good faith in ensuring a favorable atmosphere for the continuation of negotiations, “expressing the EU’s readiness to strengthen its support in taking confidence-building measures,” the spokesman said.