India has expressed its concern over experiences of resumption of hostilities within the Nagarno-Karabakh area of the Armenia-Azerbaijan border which passed off within the early hours of September 27 and reiterated the necessity for the edges to stop hostilities instantly, preserve restraint and take all potential steps to keep up peace on the border.
India additionally expressed its assist for OSCE Minsk Group’s continued efforts for a peaceable decision of the battle between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
“We’ve got seen resumption of hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan within the Nagorno-Karabakh area for the reason that early hours of 27 September leading to casualties on each side. India is worried over this example which threatens regional peace and safety,” the Exterior Affairs Ministry stated in a press release on Thursday.
It stated India believes that any lasting decision of the battle can solely be achieved peacefully by way of diplomatic negotiations.
“We reiterate the necessity for the edges to stop hostilities instantly, preserve restraint and take all potential steps to keep up peace on the border. On this regard, we assist OSCE Minsk Group”s continued efforts for a peaceable decision of the battle between Armenia and Azerbaijan,” the assertion stated.
Armenia and Azerbaijan have been at loggerheads over the mountainous area of Nagorno-Karabakh since 1988. Peace talks have been held since 1994 when a ceasefire was reached, however there have been occasional minor clashes alongside the borders.
United Nations Secretary-Basic Antonio Guterres had on Monday known as on Azerbaijani and Armenian leaders to take quick steps to ascertain a ceasefire.
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