March 13, 2023 - 14:17 AMT
Azerbaijan invites Karabakh reps to Baku to discuss “reintegration”

The office of President of Azerbaijan has invited the representatives of Nagorno Karabakh (Artakh) to Baku to continue contacts on what Baku describes as “reintegration” and discuss issues related to the “implementation of infrastructure projects” in Karabakh, APA reports.

The second meeting is proposed to be held in the coming days.

The invitation comes amid a three month-long blockade of Nagorno Karabakh by Azerbaijan․

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.