CSTO Foreign Ministers adopt statement on Nagorno Karabakh

The Foreign Ministers of the CSTO member states adopted a statement on Nagorno Karabakh conflict today, expressing support for the agreements reached at the summits of Vienna and St. Petersburg held on May 16 and June 20 “targeted at the prevention of the unacceptable escalation in the conflict zone, stabilization of the situation and creation of conditions for furthering the negotiation process.”

The Foreign Ministers stressed the need to solve the Karabakh conflict in a peaceful way and expressed support for the efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group towards settlement of the conflict on the basis of the norms of international law, the UN Charter and provisions of the Helsinki Final Act – non-use of force and the threat of force, territorial integrity and the right of peoples to self-determination.”

The statement was signed by the Foreign Ministers of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Russia and Tajikistan.

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