Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Friday, October 16 had a telephone conversation with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau.
Pashinyan gave details of the ongoing hostilities in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) and briefed his counterpart on the overall situation in the region. He called Trudeau’s attention to Turkey’s destructive involvement in hostilities and the unacceptable aspiration to impose its influence in the South Caucasus.
Pashinyan thanked Canada for suspending the export of military goods to Turkey. The fundamental importance of ensuring free exercise of the right of nations to self-determination in the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was emphasized during the talks.
Deeply concerned about the recent developments in the conflict zone, the Prime Minister of Canada stressed the need for an exclusively peaceful settlement of the conflict.
Azerbaijan, with help from Turkey and Syrian and Libyan mercenaries deployed by Ankara, started a war against Karabakh (Artsakh) in the morning of September 27. The Armenian side has reported deaths and injuries both among the civilian population and the military. Foreign and local journalists too have been injured in Azeri shelling of towns and villages.
Donations can be made to Hayastan All-Armenian Fund, which has launched a fundraising campaign to support humanitarian efforts in Karabakh.