On 12 October, EU High Representative Josep Borrell issued a statement on behalf of the EU on the situation in Nagorno–Karabakh.
Mr Borrell said that the EU welcomed the agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan on a humanitarian ceasefire, reached on 10 October. He also stressed that “[t]he EU urges the sides to strictly abide by this agreement and calls on all actors, including external parties, to refrain from any actions that may lead to further casualties.” The High Representative added that the EU was concerned about the reports of continued military activities in the conflict zone.
“The EU calls upon the sides to engage in substantive negotiations without delay under the auspices of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs, without preconditions and on the basis of the agreed upon principles,” the statement stated.
Mr Borrell confirmed that the EU continued to support the work of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs in seeking a negotiated political solution to the conflict, and it would remain engaged in efforts towards lasting peace in the region.
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