PA NATO Condemns Ceasefire Breach between Azerbaijan and Armenia (video)
Azerbaijan, Baku, 5 March / corr Trend K.Ramazanova / The Parliamentary Assembly of NATO condemns the violation of the ceasefire regime on the frontline of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan and Armenia.
"This is a negative situation and we regret it," Jose Lello, the President of PA NATO, stated in Baku on 5 March.
Starting in the early hours of 4 March, shooting began on the frontline of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan and Armenia in the occupied territory of Azerbaijan in several directions.
The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said that during the gun fire with Armenia, 12 Armenian soldiers were killed and 15 more were injured, whereas four Azerbaijani soldiers were killed and injured.
NATO supports a peaceable resolution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. "I hope the international community will assist in the establishment of stability in the region," he said.
During his visit Lello will participate in the 68th Rose-Roth workshop. He is expected to meet with the Speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament Ogtay Asadov, the First Vice Speaker, the head of the Azerbaijani delegation to NATO PA Ziyafat Askarov, members of Parliament's standing committee for security and defence, and political parties represented in Parliament.
They will discuss enhancement of cooperation between Azerbaijan and NATO PA, preparations for a workshop to discuss security in the Caspian region and Central Asia, the military-political situation, energy security, and relationships between the West and Central Asia. Representatives from international organizations and from over 25 countries cooperating with NATO will be in attendance.