The Secretary-General urges Armenia and Azerbaijan to resume negotiations under the auspices of the OSCE’s Minsk Group Co-Chairs to reach a lasting peaceful settlement, TASS reports citing his spokesman Stephane Dujarric.
The Secretary-General urges Armenia and Azerbaijan to resume negotiations under the auspices of the OSCE’s Minsk Group Co-Chairs, he said.
According to the UN chief, it will help achieve a sustainable solution in the region. He also encouraged the governments and the people of Armenia and Azerbaijan to embark on a path of dialogue to foster regional peace, stability, and prosperity.
The armed conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh resumed on September 27. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev announced a counter-offensive operation in response to the provocations of the Armenian side.
On the night of November 10, Aliyev, Putin, and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan adopted a joint statement on the conditions for ending the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. Under the terms of the agreement, the armies of Armenia and Azerbaijan remained in their places. The parties agreed to exchange prisoners and the bodies of the dead. Russian peacekeepers control compliance with the ceasefire.
NEWS.ru reported earlier that Russian Presidential Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said Moscow hadn’t changed its position on the status of Nagorno-Karabakh.