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The ambassador stressed the importance of unambiguous condemnation of Azerbaijan's aggression against Armenia

Politics

14 September, 16:17

On September 13, Armen Papikyan, the Permanent Representative of Armenia to the OSCE, participated and gave a speech at the special session of the OSCE Permanent Council convened at the initiative of Armenia.

Armen Papikyan drew the attention of the OSCE Permanent Council participants to the military aggression unleashed by Azerbaijan on September 13 against the sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia.

Ambassador Papikyan noted that the armed forces of Azerbaijan, in clear violation of international humanitarian law and the Geneva Conventions, shelled several Armenian settlements using heavy weapons, including artillery, mortars, and anti-aircraft guns.

It was noted that this aggression of Azerbaijan is a gross violation of the fundamental principles and commitments of the OSCE, the UN Charter, and the Helsinki Final Act.

Referring to the need for a proper reaction from the international community, Ambassador Papikyan emphasized the importance of unambiguous condemnation of Azerbaijan's aggression against Armenia by the OSCE and its participating states. It was noted that only a precise response and an adequate assessment of Azerbaijan's aggressive actions, including appropriate active steps by the international community, can prevent a new war in the region.

He noted that the further use of force or the threat of force undermines the ongoing processes in the region aimed at establishing peace and security in the South Caucasus, as well as the settlement of all issues related to the Nagorno Karabakh conflict arising from it.

The Permanent Representative of the Republic of Armenia to the OSCE reaffirmed the Republic of Armenia's commitment to establishing peace and stability in the region. The importance of the efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairman in a negotiation format with an international mandate was emphasized.