10 October 2020

Secretary-General Welcomes Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement between Azerbaijan, Armenia, Urges Global Support for Parties’ Work towards Peaceful Resolutions

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

The Secretary-General welcomes the agreement on a humanitarian ceasefire announced yesterday in Moscow by the Foreign Ministers of the Russian Federation, Azerbaijan and Armenia.  He commends the Russian Federation for its mediation efforts.

The Secretary-General calls for the ceasefire to be respected and a swift agreement on the specific parameters of the ceasefire regime.

The Secretary-General also welcomes the commitment by Armenia and Azerbaijan to begin substantive negotiations under the auspices of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group Co-Chairs.

The Secretary-General appeals to the international community to support the ceasefire agreement and continue to encourage the parties to resolve their differences through peaceful means.

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