Nagorno- Karabakh peace deal is the chance to achieve peace in the region, says Turkish FM

  03 December 2020    Read: 481
Nagorno- Karabakh peace deal is the chance to achieve peace in the region, says Turkish FM

Recent events have shown that the occupation of Azerbaijani territories cannot last forever, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in his speech at the 27th meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council, reports.

"As a member of the OSCE Minsk Group, we are always ready to achieve a lasting solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. We have always said that the conflict must be solved in accordance with international law, the UN Security Council resolutions and OSCE principles based on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan", Turkish FM stated.

Cavusoglu called the peace agreement reached between Azerbaijan and Armenia, brokered by Russia, a real chance for peace after 30 years.

"This fact can have a positive impact on regional stability, especially on Azerbaijan-Armenia and Turkey-Armenia ties. We call on other OSCE Minsk Group member states, as well as the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, to refrain from politically motivated actions that could jeopardize the settlement", Cavusoglu added.

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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