EU reiterates call to Azerbaijani authorities to guarantee freedom of movement along Lachin corridor

The European Union takes note of the binding Order issued by the International Court of Justice (ICJ), indicating that Azerbaijan shall take all measures at its disposal to ensure unimpeded movement of persons, vehicles and cargo along the Lachin corridor in both directions, Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Nabila Massrali said in a statement.

“The EU remains concerned about the obstructions that continue to be in place in the Lachin corridor and the resulting humanitarian implications for the local civilian population. All concerns of Azerbaijan about the usage of the corridor can and should be addressed exclusively through dialogue,” she said.  

“The EU reiterates its call on the Azerbaijani authorities, and all those responsible, to guarantee the freedom and safety of movement along the Lachin corridor, in line with commitments undertaken under the trilateral statement of 9 November 2020. We also underscore the vital need to ensure uninterrupted supplies of gas, electricity and other services to the affected population,” the Spokesperson said.

“The EU remains engaged, including at the highest, level to support efforts towards strengthening peace and security in the South Caucasus,” she concluded.

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