Renewed negotiations in Nagorno-Karabakh amidst displacement crisis
Representatives from Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijani authorities convened for their third round of meetings in Yevlakh, signaling a continuation of diplomatic efforts to address the ongoing crisis. The Armenpress reported the new development. The series of dialogues began on September 21, with subsequent meetings aiming to carve a path towards resolution and peace amidst the escalated tensions and displacement crisis gripping the region.
In the new meeting, Nagorno-Karabakh was represented by Davit Melkumyan, a notable lawmaker and head of the Artsakh Democratic Party, and Sergey Martirosyan, the Deputy Secretary of the Security Council. The gravity of the discussions is underscored by the ongoing human displacement tragedy that has seen over 93,000 individuals forcibly evacuated from Nagorno-Karabakh. The crisis has spurred an exigent humanitarian response to accommodate and support the displaced populace.
Meanwhile, as Prime Minister's press secretary Nazeli Baghdasaryan and Civilnet reported, Armenia has accommodated thousands of displaced individuals across various regions, delineating the widespread nature of the crisis. The numbers continue to rise, illustrating the urgent need for concerted actions and sustainable solutions to stem the tide of displacement and ease the human suffering engendered by the conflict.
Though pivotal, the meetings between Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijani authorities are set against a backdrop of heightened anxieties and unfolding human tragedies. The initial meeting in Yevlakh laid the groundwork, with the second dialogue in Ivanyan (Khojaly) deepening the discussions. While the outcomes of these dialogues are yet to be fully realized, they signify a pivotal step towards enhanced communication between the conflicted parties.