"No to military action in Nagorno-Karabakh," says Scholz
According to a report by Armenpress, during a telephone conversation on September 22, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz discussed the current situation in Nagorno-Karabakh and the urgent need for humanitarian assistance to the region's residents. The German government identified the Lachin Corridor as a potential route for delivering this assistance.
German Chancellor Scholz articulated a strong position against resorting to military action and emphasized Berlin's unwavering commitment to a negotiated peace between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Scholz's statements were also in line with the views of the President of the European Council, Charles Michel.
Scholz emphasized that a lasting solution to the conflict depends on ensuring the rights and security of the Karabakh community. The official statement of the German government declared: "The responsibility to provide transparent humanitarian assistance and to ensure the well-being of the people of Karabakh now lies with Azerbaijan.
In addition, the German Chancellor and the Armenian Prime Minister agreed to maintain a regular dialogue on the issue, emphasizing recognizing Armenia's territorial sovereignty.
*Photo source: The Federal Chancellor Office of Germany