Meeting of Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan with the President of the ICRC Peter Maurer24 September, 2021
On September 24, Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan, who is in New York to participate in the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, met with Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Ararat Mirzoyan commended the continued activities of the ICRC in Armenia and Artsakh.
The ICRC President, in his turn, briefed on the work carried out by the organization.
During the conversation, the Foreign Minister of Armenia touched upon the consequences of the aggression unleashed by Azerbaijan against Artsakh, the gross violations of human rights and international humanitarian law by Azerbaijan, the issue of immediate release of the Armenian prisoners of war and others detained without preconditions.
The Minister noted that Azerbaijan, in violation of the provisions of the Geneva Convention and its obligations undertaken by the trilateral statement of November 9, continues to hide the real number of captives and their places of detention, posing artificial impediments towards their return by politicizing humanitarian issues.
Ararat Mirzoyan also noted that no artificial obstacles should be created in Artsakh for the implementation of the humanitarian mission by international organizations.