19 May 2024
The Security Council is about to hold a closed meeting on the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict 3

The Security Council is about to hold a closed meeting on the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict 3

The 15 members of the UN Security Council will discuss the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh behind closed doors without the participation of Armenia and Azerbaijan.

`The meeting will likely be held on September 29 in the form of closed consultations after a discussion on the situation in Syria, as proposed by the UK, France, Germany, Belgium and Estonia,` a source in the Council said.

The closed consultation format means that only 15 members of the United Nations Security Council attend the meeting, and parties involved in the ongoing conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh cannot participate.

Fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan around the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh broke out on September 27, both sides deployed many heavy weapons to the clash site and suffered a lot of damage and casualties.

Azerbaijani soldiers shelled Armenian military positions in Nagorno-Karabakh.

The Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on September 28 that the country is willing to host high-level negotiations between Armenia and Azerbaijan, expressing support for efforts to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict through dialogue.

Many countries expressed concern about the armed conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

`Canada and the UK are deeply concerned by reports of large-scale military activity along the Confrontation Line in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone. Reports of residential areas being shelled and civilian casualties cause concern

Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday expressed `deep concern` about the escalation of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, asking Armenia and Azerbaijan to `do everything possible to prevent the conflict from continuing to escalate and end their hostile attitude.`

The Security Council is about to hold a closed meeting on the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict

Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Nagorno-Karabakh is located in the southwestern territory of Azerbaijan, but the majority of this province’s population are Armenians, who are a minority and always seek to secede from Azerbaijan to merge with Armenia.

Despite the ceasefire agreement reached in 1994 and many subsequent peace negotiations, conflicts still occur sporadically here.

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