Meeting of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia with the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights17 May, 2023
On May 17 Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia Ararat Mirozyan met with Dunja Mijatović, the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe. The meeting was held within the framework of the 4th Summit of the Council of Europe in Reykjavik.
The effective cooperation with the Office of Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe was mutually highlighted, and a number of issues of mutual interest were discussed.
The humanitarian crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh resulting from the illegal blockade of the Lachin corridor by Azerbaijan was touched upon. Both sides emphasized the imperative of ensuring humanitarian access to Nagorno-Karabakh and addressing humanitarian issues.
Minister Mirzoyan emphasized that Azerbaijan’s provocative and aggressive actions are not only a gross violation of the November 9, 2020 Trilateral Statement, but also of the norms of international humanitarian law and the decision of the International Court of Justice. The Minister stressed the importance of continuous targeted statements and practical steps by international institutions to prevent ethnic cleansing in Nagorno-Karabakh.