Armenia engages in diplomatic dialogues amid high tension in Karabakh
In a series of diplomatic engagements amid rising regional tensions, Armenian Foreign Affairs Minister Ararat Mirzoyan has held crucial talks with his Turkish counterpart Hakan Fidan and Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly, according to an official statement from the Armenian Foreign Ministry and reports by Armenpress and TRT. The dialogues centered around current developments, regional security, and stability, painting a comprehensive picture of the international engagement in addressing the ongoing crisis.
Mirzoyan and Fidan's conversation, a noteworthy development considering the historical context of Armenia-Turkey relations, tackled pertinent regional developments and pressing issues on the bilateral agenda. The open communication channel between the two nations underscores a significant move towards addressing mutual concerns.
Minister Mirzoyan communicated with Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Joly in another diplomatic exchange. The Armenian official briefed Joly on the repercussions of the aggression initiated by Azerbaijan against the people of Nagorno-Karabakh on September 19, following an extended blockade of the Lachin corridor exceeding nine months. Mirzoyan accentuated Azerbaijan's ongoing policy of ethnic cleansing in Nagorno-Karabakh, urging for an unequivocal international assessment of the use of force and human rights abuses.
Simultaneously, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron. The leaders delved into the humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in Nagorno-Karabakh and the predicament of the forcibly displaced persons from the region. The dialogue underscored France's pivotal role in addressing the humanitarian and security concerns emanating from the conflict.
These diplomatic interactions illuminate Armenia's concerted efforts to galvanize international support and mediation to navigate the region's complex security and humanitarian challenges. The conversations signal intensified diplomatic activity, underscoring the global stakes in pursuing stability and peace in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
According to the latest information, 53,629 forcibly displaced persons from Nagorno-Karabakh have already arrived in Armenia. The information was announced by the spokesman of the Armenian Prime Minister Nazeli Baghdasaryan at a press conference.