11:35 / 28.09.2020
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Uzbekistan urges Azerbaijan and Armenia to end hostilities, start diplomatic relations to settle the conflict 

The Foreign Ministry of Uzbekistan urges Azerbaijan and Armenia to end hostilities and start diplomatic negotiations for peaceful settlement of the conflict.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan issued a statement on the situation on the Azerbaijani-Armenian border.

“Uzbekistan is extremely concerned about the escalation of tension in relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia,” the statement of the MFA press service reads.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stressed that the use of military force during the confrontation can lead to numerous casualties on both sides.

“Uzbekistan, as presiding over the Commonwealth of Independent States, reaffirms the importance of strengthening friendship, good-neighborliness and mutual trust, the peaceful resolution of controversial issues in the CIS strictly in accordance with international law,” the MFA added.

The Foreign Ministry of Uzbekistan called on Azerbaijan and Armenia to end hostilities as soon as possible and start diplomatic negotiations for peaceful settlement of the conflict while respecting the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity.

It should be recalled that the aggravation of the situation began on the morning of September 27, the parties accused each other of provocations. Azerbaijan accused the Armenian authorities of violating the ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh and launched a counter-offensive operation. The authorities of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia declared general mobilization and imposed martial law.

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