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UN Chief Urges Armenia, Azerbaijan to Continue Delimitation of Border

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Published: 13:57, 20 April 2024

UN Chief Urges Armenia, Azerbaijan to Continue Delimitation of Border

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on Yerevan and Baku to continue the delimitation and demarcation of the border, Stephane Dujarric, the spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, has said.

On Friday (19 April), the eighth meeting of the commissions on border delimitation between Armenia and Azerbaijan was held. Armenia agreed to return four settlements, which it controlled since the early 1990s, to Azerbaijan.

"The Secretary-General has been closely following the normalization process between Armenia and Azerbaijan. He welcomes the agreement reached on 19 April between the respective State Commissions on the delimitation of the state border between Armenia and Azerbaijan and encourages the parties to continue the delimitation and demarcation of the remaining sections of the border and tackle all outstanding bilateral issues toward achieving full normalization of relations," Dujarric said in a statement on Friday.

The South Caucasus is considered one of the most conflict-ridden regions of the globe, partially due to the long-standing conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region. In September 2023, Azerbaijan took control over the region, populated mainly by ethnic Armenians, prompting almost all local residents to flee to Armenia.

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