"Demining of Azerbaijani lands is the most important issue today," Council of Europe Secretary-General Marija Pejčinović Burić said while answering questions during the PACE Summer Session.
According to her, Armenia's handover of landmine maps to Azerbaijan is a priority. "The Council of Europe welcomes Armenia's delivery of the maps of the minefields to Azerbaijan and the return of Armenian captives," she said. "There are a large number of mines in the liberated areas due to the long-running conflict. People will not return until they are found. We are ready to support Armenia and Azerbaijan for the continuation of this process."
"The Council of Europe has sent a working group to Baku and Yerevan after the military conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia. The OSCE Minsk Group has been entrusted with dealing with this conflict, and the Council of Europe will further support the Minsk Group in this regard. The Council of Europe, in turn, is ready to do its best to build and strengthen trust between the two countries."