Phone conversation of Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan with the CSTO Secretary General

15 October, 2020

On October 15, Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan held a phone conversation with Stanislav Zas, the Secretary General of the CSTO.

The main subject of the discussion was the situation resulting from the large-scale aggression instigated by Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone.

Zohrab Mnatsakanyan reiterated Armenia’s commitment to the implementation of the joint statement issued by the Foreign Ministers of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia on October 10, on the cessation of hostilities and strengthening that regime, at the same time, expressing deep concern over the non-compliance with its obligations by the Azerbaijani side and the targeting of the civilian settlements throughout the entire territory of Artsakh. Azerbaijan’s aggressive actions are accompanied by numerous violations of international humanitarian and customary law, which once again emphasizes the priority of ensuring the existential security of the people of Artsakh through the full realization and recognition of the right to live free and secure in their historical homeland.

Minister particularly highlighted the unacceptability of the provocative provocative actions of the Azerbaijani armed forces against the sovereign territory of thee Republic of Armenia

Minister Mnatsakanyan expressed deep concern over Turkey’s expansionist policy of providing unconditional support to Azerbaijan through the deployment of foreign terrorist fighters in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone, stressing that Azerbaijan's irreversible tendency of becoming a center of international terrorism is a threat to the CSTO region of responsibility.

The Foreign Minister of Armenia stressed that the political leadership of Armenia constantly assesses the military situation and the steps deriving from it, considering the possibility of initiating CSTO regulatory processes.

The Minister told the Secretary General that Armenia will continue to constantly inform the Collective Security Treaty Organization and its member states about the current situation and the consequences of Azerbaijan's aggression.


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