Armenia blames Azerbaijan for escalation of tensions

Azerbaijan bears full responsibility for the escalation of tensions in the Karabakh conflict zone, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian said at the 31st Ministerial Conference of the International Organization of La Francophonie. He informed the participants about the ceasefire violations by Azerbaijan, which claimed a number of human lives.

Minister Nalbandian said Azerbaijan bears full responsibility for the escalation of the situation, and stressed it’s proven by Baku’s refusal to accept the Minsk Group proposals on the settlement of the conflict, the frequency of deliberate military provocations.

The Minister added that by turning down the Minsk Group offer to create mechanisms for investigating border incidents, Azerbaijan creates obstacles for the efforts of the international community towards the peaceful resolution of the conflict.

The Armenian Minister reminded that at the 15th Summit of la Francophonie the heads of state and government of the member states expressed their unequivocal support for the efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group targeted at the resolution of the Karabakh conflict.

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