OSCE Chairperson-in-Office welcomes Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal

  03 December 2020    Read: 493
  OSCE Chairperson-in-Office welcomes Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal

OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama expressed his full support to the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs regarding the Nagorno-Karabakh region in his speech at the 27th meeting of the OSCE Council of Foreign Ministers, AzVision.az reports.

"Fortunately, military operations in the Nagorno-Karabakh are over. Now it is the time to fulfil the agreement. Substantial talks must be continued to achieve a long-term and comprehensive solution to the conflict," Edi Rama said.

Note, Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of Azerbaijani army on the front line, using large-caliber weapons, mortars and artillery on Sept. 27. Azerbaijan responded with a counter-offensive along the entire front.

On November 10, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia signed an agreement to end six weeks of fierce fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Under the agreement, Russian peacekeepers were deployed along the front line in Nagorno-Karabakh and the corridor between the region and Armenia.

A total of 1,960 Russian peacekeepers were deployed in Nagorno-Karabakh under a five-year mandate.

Also, according to the agreement, on 20 November, Armenia handed over the Aghdam region which lies to the east of Nagorno-Karabakh, to Azerbaijan. This followed on 25 November by the Kalbajar region to the northwest of Nagorno-Karabakh

Finally, on 1 December, Armenia handed over the Lachin District, over which the Lachin pass connecting Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia passes.

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