Mirzoyan, Borrell urge resumption of Karabakh peace process

Mirzoyan, Borrell urge resumption of Karabakh peace process

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan and EU High Representativefor Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell met on Friday, September 24 and stressed the need for the resumption of a process for the comprehensive settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict within the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmanship.

The two met on the sidelines of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly in New York and exchanged views on regional security and humanitarian issues. Mirzoyan, in particular, stressed the importance of a the immediate repatriation of Armenian prisoners of war and civilian captives and the inadmissibility of politicizing the matter.

Mirzoyan and Borrell agreed that steps must be taken to ensure the de-escalation of the situation, security and stability in the region.

Azerbaijani forces violated Armenia’s border in several sections in the provinces of Syunik and Gegharkunik on May 12 and 13 and are still refusing to withdraw their troops from the area. Since then, almost a dozen Armenian servicemen have been killed in Azerbaijan’s shooting, a dozen others have been wounded, while six troops were captured on May 27, although four of them have already returned home.

The diplomats also weighed in on EU-Armenia relations and the implementation of the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement.

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