Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan held telephone conversation with Wendy Morton, United Kingdom’s Minister for European Neighborhood and the Americas

06 September, 2021

On September 6, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan held a phone conversation with Wendy Morton, UK Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for European Neighborhood and the Americas.

Accepting his colleague's congratulations on assuming the post of Foreign Minister, Ararat Mirzoyan expressed readiness of the Armenian side to develop cooperation with the UK in areas of mutual interest.

The interlocutors discussed a wide range of issues on regional security and stability. Minister Mirzoyan stressed that a lasting and sustainable peace in the region can be achieved through a comprehensive settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict under the auspices of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmanship on the basis of well-known principles and elements. Wendy Morton, in her turn, noted that the United Kingdom supports the efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmanship.

The Foreign Minister underlined the need for the immediate repatriation of Armenian prisoners of war and captured civilians held in Azerbaijan.

Ararat Mirzoyan also briefed his counterpart on the situation resulting from the provocative actions of Azerbaijan, particularly, the infiltration of Azerbaijani armed units into the sovereign territory of Armenia. He emphasized that such actions of Azerbaijan undermines efforts for regional security and stability.

In the context of coordinating the efforts of the states on climate change, the interlocutors discussed the effective holding of the 26th summit of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) to be held in Glasgow, UK in November this year, with the participation of the Armenian side.

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