UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and Canadian Foreign Minister François-Phillippe Champagne
ARMENPRESS. UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and Canadian Foreign Minister François-Phillippe Champagne issued a joint statement calling on to stop the military actions in the Nagorno Karabakh conflict zone.
The statement has been published on the UK government’s website.
“Canada and the United Kingdom reiterate the urgent need to end the continuing military action in and around the Nagorno Karabakh conflict zone. We are particularly concerned by reports of the shelling of civilian areas and wish to express our condolences to the families of those who have tragically lost their lives. The parties to the conflict must stop the violence and respect the ceasefire agreement”, the statement says.
Canada and the United Kingdom expressed their support to the statements made by the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs. “We urge friends of both states to redouble their efforts in support of an end to hostilities and to refrain from taking actions that risk exacerbating the crisis”, the FMs said.
They stated that the comprehensive resolution of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict can only be delivered through a negotiated settlement and not through military action. “All parties must urgently return to the negotiating table to work toward this aim without preconditions”, the statement added.