Phone conversation of Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan with Josep Borell, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy28 October, 2020
On October 28, Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan held a phone conversation with Josep Borell, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
During the phone conversation, Minister Mnatsakanyan provided detailed information on Azerbaijan's violation of the third agreement on the cessation of hostilities reached in Washington D.C. and the ongoing targeting of Artsakh's civilian infrastructure and population. Minister Mnatsakanyan particularly stressed that during this conversation with the High Representative, the capital of Artsakh Stepanakert and the second largest city Shushi were heavily shellед, and the Stepanakert medical facility was deliberately targeted. The Foreign Minister of Armenia also touched upon the humanitarian situation in Artsakh caused by Azerbaijan’s military actions.
Touching upon Turkey's destabilizing actions in the South Caucasus, Minister Mnatsakanyan stressed that such actions pose a threat to both regional and international security.
Armenian Foreign Minister reiterated Armenia’s commitment to the exclusively peaceful settlement within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmanship which is the only internationally recognized mediation format. Both sides stressed the need for the immediate implementation of the ceasefire agreements and the establishment of a sustainable ceasefire maintained through the verification mechanisms.