Pakistan expresses ‘deep concern’, assures Azerbaijan’s support on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Pakistan expresses ‘deep concern’, assures Azerbaijan’s support on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry – Mofas / Files

On Sunday, Pakistan said it was deeply concerned about the deteriorating security situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh region after the Armenian army shelled the Azerbaijani civilian population over the weekend.

A statement from the Foreign Office said that the Armenian army had attacked the villages of Tartar, Agdam, Faizoli and Gabriel region and that Pakistan considered it reprehensible and extremely unfortunate.

“This could compromise the peace and security of the entire region. Armenia must suspend its military operations to avoid further military coups,” the statement said.

“Pakistan stands with the brotherly nation of Azerbaijan and upholds its right to self-defense,” the FO statement said.

“We support Azerbaijan’s position on Nagorno-Karabakh, in accordance with a number of resolutions unanimously adopted by the UN Security Council.”

At least 23 people were killed in the clashes

Arch-enemy Armenia and Azerbaijan have accused each other of launching deadly clashes that have claimed at least 23 lives in decades-long regional conflict and threaten to pull regional powers Russia and Turkey. Was given.

The worst clashes since 2016 have sparked a fresh war between long-time rivals Azerbaijan and Armenia, which has been embroiled in decades of conflict in the Armenian-backed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Rebel officials say the fighting killed Solini Armenian separatist fighters and wounded more than 100.

At least one Armenian woman and a child were reported killed on both sides. An Azerbaijani family of five was killed in shelling launched by Armenian separatists, Baku said.


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