United States, Armenia, and Azerbaijan issued a joint statement on the 25th, stating that Armenia and Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh (Naka) region will have a new round of ceasefire at local time. Effective at 8 am on the 26th.
The three-nation joint statement issued by the U.S. State Department stated that on the 24th, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Biegun held talks with visiting Armenian Foreign Minister Mnatsakanyan and Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Bairamov.
The Asian and Azerbaijani Foreign Ministers reiterated their commitment to implement peace. In compliance with the ceasefire agreement reached earlier this month, a new round of humanitarian ceasefire will take effect from 8 am local time on the 26th.
According to reports, representatives of the co-chairs of the Minsk Group of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe will meet on the 29th with the foreign ministers of Asia and Algeria in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss various measures for the peaceful settlement of the Naka issue.
A new round of conflict broke out in Armenia and Azerbaijan on September 27 over the Naka issue. On October 10, the foreign ministers of Russia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia issued a statement in Moscow saying that the two countries reached a ceasefire agreement in the Naka region and agreed to a ceasefire in the Naka region from 12:00 on the 10th local time.
On October 17, the two countries announced that they had reached an agreement to implement a humanitarian ceasefire in the Naka region, and agreed to implement a humanitarian ceasefire from 0:00 local time on the 18th. After the two ceasefire agreements came into effect, both sides accused the other of violating the agreement to launch 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.