Note to correspondents on the Nagorno – Karabakh conflict

The Secretary-General spoke today with H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and with H.E. Mr. Nikol Pashinyan, Prime Minister of Armenia.

The Secretary General expressed grave concern over the ongoing clashes along the line of contact in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone. He urged both leaders to take immediate steps to establish a ceasefire and resume negotiations in order to prevent instability in the region. 

The Secretary-General reiterated his full support for the important role of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs, stressing the need for the sides to work with them to return to negotiations without delay or pre-conditions.

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

New York, 28 September 2020