• UN Secretary-General urges Azerbaijan, Armenia to observe ceasefire regime in Nagorno-Karabakh

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concerns over reports of incidents along the Line of Contact between the armed forces of Karabakh and Azerbaijan.

    The UN Secretary-General’s spokesperson issued a statement in which Ban Ki-moon says he shares the deep concern expressed by the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group and other international partners regarding the upsurge in tension and violence along the Line of Contact and the Armenian-Azerbaijani border.  This has resulted in numerous casualties in recent days. He urges all parties to respect the ceasefire agreement, refrain from further violence and commit themselves to immediate de-escalation and continuing dialogue in the pursuit of a rapid and peaceful political solution.

    The Secretary-General expresses his full support for the efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group and all parties working to resolve this dangerous situation and pursue a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

    The recent upsurge in tension and violence along the Line of Contact and the Armenian-Azerbaijani border is described as the worst flare-up in many years.

     

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