Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Armenia and the Netherlands

22 September, 2023

On September 22, in New York, within the framework of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan had a meeting with Hanke Bruins Slot, newly appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.

Ararat Mirzoyan congratulated Hanke Slot on her appointment and expressed confidence that through joint initiatives it will be possible to continue the active political dialogue between Armenia and the Netherlands and further deepening of cooperation in various fields.

During the meeting, regional security issues were discussed, in particular, the situation created as a result of another large-scale military attack unleashed by Azerbaijan against the people of Nagorno-Karabakh on September 19. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia emphasized that violating the norms of international law and obligations under the Statement of November 9, 2020, Azerbaijan is pursuing the aim of subjecting the 120,000 people of Nagorno-Karabakh to ethnic cleansing.

The Foreign Minister emphasized that civilized Europe could not tolerate another mass atrocity crime in front of the eyes of the international community, reaffirming the imperative to deter Azerbaijan's aspirations to solve problems through the use of force and to address security issues and the rights of the people of Nagorno-Karabakh.

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