From Petre Roman, Former Prime Minister of Romania, Member of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center

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

Dear Mr. President,

I would like to express my deep concern at the resumption of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and continued attacks to Ganja city causing death of civilians, which is a breach of international law. In order to prevent further escalation and loss of human lives, as well as the violation of basic human rights, all hostilities must cease immediately.

I call on all parties involved to put their efforts towards the peaceful settlement of their long-standing differences in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and abide by UN Security Council resolutions and international law with the principles of sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of state borders at their core. I remember vividly your speeches at the Global Baku Forums, it was never about forceful solutions. We need to look for new mediation.

With guidance of our co-chairs we are working to promote rule of international law.

My very best wishes for peace in Azerbaijan.


Petre Roman

Prime Minister of Romania 1989-1991
Minister of Foreign Affairs 1999-2000
Member of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center

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