16 October 2017

Welcoming Summit on Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict, Secretary-General Encourages Building on Positive Momentum for Peaceful Negotiated Settlement

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General welcomes the summit held on 16 October in Geneva, Switzerland, between the President of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan, and the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, organized under the auspices of the Co-Chairs of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group.  He is encouraged by the Presidents’ agreement to take measures to intensify the negotiation process and to take additional steps to reduce tensions on the Line of Contact.

The Secretary-General reiterates the United Nations support for the ongoing mediation efforts of the Co-Chairs and encourages the sides to build on the positive momentum created by this summit to reach a peaceful negotiated settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

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