UN chief expresses concern over escalation along Armenia-Azerbaijan border

  14 July 2020    Read: 871
  UN chief expresses concern over escalation along Armenia-Azerbaijan border

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is deeply concerned by reports of exchanges of fire, including with heavy weaponry, along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border, which reportedly resulted in fatalities, the Secretary-General’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement.

“The Secretary-General urges an immediate end to the fighting and calls on all involved to take immediate steps to de-escalate the situation and refrain from provocative rhetoric,” Dujarric.

“The Secretary-General has taken note of the statement issued today by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group Co-Chairs, and reiterates his full support for their efforts to address this dangerous situation and search for a peaceful, negotiated settlement to the long-standing Nagorno-Karabakh conflict,” he added.


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