Federica Mogherini: Nagorno Karabakh conflict is obstacle to development of entire region

Baku, April 13 AZERTAC

“The Nagorno Karabakh conflict is an obstacle to the development of both countries and entire region. The south Caucasus is crucial region for Europe, said EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini.

"The events in the Nagorno Karabakh another reminder of how dangerous the protracted conflict can be", Federica Mogherini emphasized at the plenary session of the European Parliament.

“Large scale conflict is not in the interest of anyone and can lead nowhere. We have seen reports, we have all seen that about use of heavy weapons large number of casualties among civilian populations. The statement in Baku and Yerevan make clear that we have serious dangerous with the situation.

“I had myself constructive separate conversation with the Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia. I will keep in contact with them also in coming days and coming weeks and our special representative is visiting to the region exactly this week”, she added.

"We cannot settle with status quo, and the sides have to resume negotiations under mediation of the OSCE Minsk Group. The political solution is what is needed and our political goal must be that the sides resume negotiations and comprehensive settlement of the conflict”, she added.

"But ultimately, we know well resolution in the hands of the parties of the conflict and new efforts are needed, especially security measures and investigation mechanisms that EU had endorsed. European Union fully supports major steps that can help to peacefully settlement". Mogherini added.

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