Armenia and Azerbaijan reached a humanitarian ceasefire agreement in the Naka region
Armenia and Azerbaijan reached a humanitarian ceasefire agreement in the Naka region On October 17
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia and Azerbaijan stated that the two countries had
reached an agreement to implement a humanitarian ceasefire in the Nagorno-Karabakh (Naka) region.
The Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement on the evening of the 17th,
saying that the two countries have agreed to implement a humanitarian ceasefire from 0:00 local time on the 18th.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan issued a statement on the same day confirming the ceasefire agreement.
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov
had a phone conversation with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Bairamov and Armenian Foreign Minister Mnatsakanyan.
The three foreign ministers stated that they must strictly abide by the ceasefire agreement reached on October 10 in Moscow
the Russian capital, and start substantive negotiations on the Naka issue under the
coordination of the co-chairs of the Minsk Group of the Organization for
Security and Cooperation in Europe, so as to reach a peace agreement as soon as possible.
A new round of conflict broke out between Asia and Afghanistan on September 27 in the Naqqa region.
Both sides accused each other of violating the previous ceasefire
agreement and taking the lead in launching a military offensive.
In the past few days, the conflict caused casualties, including civilians. The foreign ministers of Russia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia issued a statement in Moscow on October 10, stating that the two countries reached an agreement on a ceasefire in the Naka region, and the parties agreed to a ceasefire in the Naka region from 12:00 on October 10, local time.
However, after the ceasefire agreement took effect,
the two sides continued to accuse
each other of breaking the ceasefire and launching attacks.
The Naka region is located in southwestern Azerbaijan, and its residents are mostly Armenians. After the disintegration of the Soviet Union, war broke out between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the ownership of the Naka region.
In 1994, the two sides reached an agreement on a comprehensive ceasefire,
but the two countries have been in a state of hostility over the
Naqqa issue, and armed conflicts have occurred from time to time.