Cyprus urges Azerbaijan to respect the status quo

The Government of the Republic of Cyprus monitors closely the worrying developments in Nagorno-Karabakh/Artsakh, following the violations of the armistice line from Azerbaijani military forces, the Cyprus Ministry of Foreign Affairs siad in a statement.

“We denounce the use of force and the loss of life, particularly civilian casualties, and we urge Azerbaijan to respect the status quo ante. There is no alternative to the peaceful settlement of the conflict and the Cypriot Government highlights the important role of the OSCE Minsk Group and the three co-Chairs towards this end,” the statement reads.

At the same time, Cyprus urges Turkey to refrain from any activities and statements that further destabilize the unfolding situation.

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