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From Franco Frattini, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy and Zlatko Lagumdzija, former Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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His Excellency Mr Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Dear Mr. President,

With shock we heard about the recent shelling and killings in Nagorno-Karabakh and the casualties incurred including children bringing about unexpected escalation of your conflict.

On behalf of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center we express our condolences and also deep concern for the situation at hand. We advocate that you make use of all diplomatic channels to call about an immediate ceasefire, and that you may use this situation to call for talks that could bring about a final and lasting conflict settlement in the frame of the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.

The members of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center are also willing to provide support in form of our expertise and combined experience, if so required and useful to a lasting and peaceful settlement. Even and especially in situations like this dialogues at all levels are needed. We are ready to support you in this endeavour.

Along with our sympathy, please accept, Mr President, the assurances of our highest respect and consideration.

Yours sincerely,

Franco Frattini, Member, Nizami Ganjavi International Center, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy (2002-2004; 2008-2011)

Zlatko Lagumdzija, BoT Member, Nizami Ganjavi International Center, Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina (2001-2002)

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