UN Head Calls for Calm in Karabakh
UNITED NATIONS—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday expressed concern over reports of incidents in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone. The UN press service said the UN chief urged Azerbaijan and Armenia to abstain from violence and observe the ceasefire regime agreement.
Ban also expressed full support to the efforts taken by the OSCE Minsk Group for the settlement of the situation.
“Mr. Ban said he shares the deep concerns expressed by the Co-Chairs of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group, the group driving efforts to find a peaceful solution to conflict, and other international partners.”
Ban “urges all parties to respect the ceasefire agreement, refrain from further violence and commit themselves to immediate de-escalation and continuing dialogue in the pursuit of a rapid and peaceful political solution,” according to the statement.