The Nagorno-Karabakh war is very painful, more especially as it comes in the period of a difficult pandemic. Our thoughts go out to those caught up in the war.
We call for restraint on both sides and for conciliation. We remind the warring parties Armenia and Azerbaijan that under Article 2 paragraph 3 of the UN Charter, states have the obligation to settle their disputes peacefully.
In this difficult time when Covid-19 is creating existential puzzles in the world, both sides must embrace conciliation and consent to a peaceful resolution of the crisis. This is not a time for violent conflict… indeed there is no right time for a resort to arms.
We call on both sides to consent to the establishment of an independent fact finding mission to ascertain the facts that have led to the current crisis and proffer lasting solutions.