Telephone conversation of the Foreign Minister of Armenia with the Foreign Minister of North Macedonia

10 January, 2023

On January 10, Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan had a telephone conversation with Bujar Osmani, the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and the Foreign Minister of North Macedonia.

Ararat Mirzoyan congratulated his counterpart on the successful launch of his presidency in the OSCE, expressing readiness to actively cooperate in terms of protection and promotion of the fundamental principles of the organization.

During the telephone conversation, a number of issues of the regional security agenda were touched upon.

Minister Mirzoyan drew the interlocutor's attention to the humanitarian crisis resulting from the blockade of the Lachin Corridor by Azerbaijan. It was emphasized that the actions of Azerbaijan grossly violate the Trilateral Statement of November 9, 2020, as well as international humanitarian law. Foreign Minister of Armenia underlined that Azerbaijan's actions are aimed at subjecting 120,000 Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh to ethnic cleansing.

In the context of preventing the humanitarian crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh, Foreign Minister Mirzoyan stressed the need to undertake clear steps by relevant regional and international institutions, including the OSCE.

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