Foreign Minister of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan held a phone conversation with the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres13 November, 2020
On November 13, Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan held a phone conversation with the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres.
Minister Mnatsakanyan and the UN Secretary-General discussed the developments following the joint statement of November 10 made by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the President of the Russian Federation on the establishment of a ceasefire and deployment of the Russian peacekeepers. Minister Mnatsakanyan stressed the need to hold discussions on all issues concerning the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process exclusively within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmanship. In this regard, the UN Secretary-General reiterated his support for the format of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmanship.
Zohrab Mnatsakanyan comprehensively presented the humanitarian crisis in Artsakh resulting from the Turkish-Azerbaijani aggression and the measures undertaken by the authorities of Artsakh and Armenia towards addressing this crisis. The interlocutors also touched upon the involvement of the UN and relevant bodies in addressing the situation resulting from the humanitarian crisis.
The Foreign Minister stressed the need to protect and restore the rights of the displaced Armenians of Artsakh and the important role of the UN in this process, within the framework of its international mandate entrusted upon the latter.
Both sides highlighted the importance of preserving the Armenian historical and cultural heritage in Artsakh, endangered as a result of the Azerbaijani occupation.