February 24, 2023 - 11:58 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan spoke to UN Secretary General António Guterres on Thursday, February 24 to discuss the possibility of sending a UN fact-finding mission to Nagorno Karabakh and the Lachin Corridor․
The two weighed in on the humanitarian crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh resulted by Azerbaijan's illegal blockade of the Lachin Corridor and issues of how to overcome it.
The sides emphasized the need to unblock the Lachin Corridor by Azerbaijan and the importance of its uninterrupted operation.
An agreement was reached to continue discussions on the issue of sending a UN mission. António Guterres noted that he will keep the issue in the center of attention.
The Prime Minister also highlighted the ruling of the UN International Court of Justice to meet Armenia's request on indication of provisional measures regarding the unblocking of the Lachin Corridor.
They also exchanged ideas on issues related to the normalization of relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan, protection of the rights and security of the people of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Since December 12, the sole road connecting Nagorno Karabakh to Armenia - the Lachin Corridor - has been blocked by self-described Azerbaijani environmentalists. Karabakh residents have reported food and fuel shortages, while hospital patients don't have access to essential medicines, with only a handful allowed transfer to facilities in Armenia proper.