Guterres concerned about tension on Armenian-Azerbaijani border

Guterres concerned about tension on Armenian-Azerbaijani border

PanARMENIAN.Net - UN Secretary General António Guterres has expressed concerns regarding the tension on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border.

Guterres discussed the matter with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in New York on Friday, September 23 and emphasized the importance of settling regional problems through peaceful negotiations.

The Prime Minister referred to the large-scale aggression unleashed by Azerbaijan against the sovereign territory of Armenia and its consequences. The Head of the Government attached importance to the discussions held in the UN Security Council based on Armenia's application and the expression of clear and targeted positions by the UN Security Council members regarding Azerbaijani aggression.

Pashinyan emphasized the importance of the international community's adequate response about the need for immediate withdrawal of Azerbaijani units from the sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia and the need for consistent and continuous attention to prevent new aggressions by Azerbaijan. The Head of the Government also referred to gross violations of international humanitarian law by Azerbaijan and the facts of targeting the civilian population and infrastructure.

The latest round of fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan began in the wee hours of September 13, when the Azerbaijani military attacked Armenian posts and shelled Armenian settlements both on the border and deep behind the frontline. At least 207 people are dead or missing as a result, the Security Council of Armenia said on Monday.

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