US Secretary of State Pompeo met with the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia respectively in Washington on October 24. The Armenian Foreign Minister said on the same day that the deployment of peacekeepers in the Naka region is currently under discussion.
According to the Russian Satellite News Agency, Armenian Foreign Minister Mnatsakanyan said on the 24th that he was discussing the deployment of peacekeepers in the Naka region.
“The (problem) of the peacekeepers is a key point of our discussion, and we should work together on this to eliminate the problems that pose a risk to the continued ceasefire.” Mna Tsakkanyan said in a speech in Washington.
Azerbaijani President Aliyev believes that he does not object to the introduction of observers and peacekeepers in the Naka region, but the Azerbaijani side will put forward its own conditions. Aliyev also said that the OSCE Minsk team will make recommendations on the composition, timing and number of observers and peacekeepers in the Naka region.
On the 24th, U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo met with Armenian Foreign Minister Mnatsakanyan and Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Bayramov respectively in Washington. The US State Department said in a brief statement that day that Pompeo emphasized to both parties that violence should be stopped and civilians should be protected, and that the parties should begin substantive negotiations to resolve the conflict under the coordination of the co-chairs of the Minsk Group of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. The importance of.
A new round of conflict broke out in Armenia and Azerbaijan on September 27 over the Naka issue. On October 10, after Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov launched his final mediation in Moscow, Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to a ceasefire, but they later accused each other of violating the ceasefire agreement. On the 18th, the two countries once again announced a “humanitarian ceasefire” to provide conditions for rescue. However, this ceasefire only lasted less than 4 minutes before it failed. Armenia immediately accused Azerbaijan of shelling. Azerbaijan later claimed multiple The region was attacked by Asia.
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 due to the Naka issue, and armed conflicts have occurred from time to time.