Discussions on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict held in Belgium

Brussels, April 20 AZERTAC

The European Policy Center has hosted discussions on settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

“Euractiv” news portal has published the articles about the event. The article says: “Amanda Paul, Senior Policy Analyst at the EPC, said that the European Parliament could be praised for having stronger positions on Nagorno-Karabakh than the Commission and the Council.

British S&D MEP Richard Howitt (Labour) said the EU should associate formally with the Minsk group process, and that the Union should also engage more with Russia diplomatically. He complained that there were no mechanisms to find out what is actually happening on the ground. Howitt also put Nagorno-Karabakh in the wider picture. Howitt also referred to the volatile situation in Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia, saying that it confirmed the general impression that the EU is retreating from the neighbourhood.

“Dozens of people were killed in four days of shelling starting on 2 April, with rocket exchanges between Azerbaijan’s military and Armenian-backed separatists over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region, prompting fears of an all-out war.

A ceasefire was agreed on 5 April at a behind-the-scenes meeting in Moscow between representatives of the warring sides.”

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