UN Secretary-General Guterres spoke with Azerbaijani President Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan on the 28th, again calling on the leaders of the two countries to take immediate measures in Nago A ceasefire was achieved in the Erno-Karabakh (Naka) conflict zone.
The spokesperson of the UN Secretary-General Dijarik told the media via email that the Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the conflicts still occurring along the line of contact in the conflict zone in Naqqa. He urged the leaders of both sides to take immediate steps to reach a ceasefire agreement and resume negotiations to prevent instability in the region.
Dijarik said that Guterres reiterated his full support for the important role of the co-chair of the Minsk Group of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) during the call, and urged all parties to cooperate closely, “without preconditions Immediately return to negotiations under the circumstances.”
Armenia and Azerbaijan broke out in a new round of conflict in the Naka region on the 27th. Both sides accused each other of violating the ceasefire agreement and taking the lead in launching a military offensive.
The Naka region is located in southwestern Azerbaijan, and its residents are mostly Armenians. After the disintegration of the Soviet Union, Azerbaijan and Armenia broke out in a battle for Nagorny, and Armenia occupied Nagorny and its surrounding parts of Azerbaijan. In 1992, the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (the predecessor of the OSCE) established the Minsk Group consisting of 12 countries, with Russia, the United States and France as co-chairs.
Since then, negotiations on the Naka issue at different levels have been held within the framework of the Minsk Group, but no substantial progress has been made. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia reached an agreement on a comprehensive ceasefire, but the two countries have been in a state of hostility due to the Naka issue, and armed conflicts between the two sides have occurred from time to time.