OSCE chairperson-in-office concerned about escalation of tension on Armenian-Azerbaijani border
BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 15
OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Prime Minister of Albania and Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Edi Rama has expressed great concern about the intensified violence along the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Trend reports on July 15.
“I urge to immediately cease the fire before we see new victims,” Rama added.
The OSCE chairperson-in-office stressed that the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group and Personal Representative of the Chairperson-in-Office, Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk, are in close contact with the parties and are trying to stabilize the situation.
Rama emphasized that the direct communication was established between the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan during their meeting in Vienna under the auspices of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs in March 2019.
The OSCE chairperson-in-office expressed hope that such mechanisms may be used to de-escalate the situation.
Rama expressed condolences to the families and relatives of the victims and expressed concern about the wounded on both sides.
"We must do everything possible to reduce the number of human losses and resume the substantive negotiations as soon as possible," the OSCE chairperson-in-office added.