Security Council meeting to be held on Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict
There will be a closed-door Security Council meeting on Monday at 3 PM related to the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict. The meeting was demanded by the Minsk Group, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
United Nations: A meeting of the UN Security Council will be held between closed doors on Monday to discuss the ongoing conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh region between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
This information was shared on Friday by the press secretary of Russia’s permanent mission to the United Nations, Fedor Stryczhovsky.
‘There will be a meeting of the Security Council between the closed doors on Monday at 3 p.m to discuss the Nagorno-Karabakh region,’ said Mr. Stryzhowski. The meeting was demanded by the Minsk Group, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
In fact, Armenia and Azerbaijan forces have been violently fighting since September 27 over the occupation of an area in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Therefore, a number of people have died from both sides in this struggle. After Russia’s mediation, both countries agreed to implement a ceasefire on October 10, but the violence has resumed.
Significantly, both Armenia and Azerbaijan were part of the former Soviet Union. But after the collapse of the Soviet Union, both countries became independent. After separation, there was a dispute between the two countries over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
Both countries assert their authority over Nagorno-Karabakh region. This 4400 square kilometer area has been declared as Azerbaijan under international laws, but the population of people of Armenian origin is more here.
The more Armenian population in the disputed region has caused a conflict, which going on between the two countries since 1991. There was a ceasefire between the two countries through the mediation of Russia in the year 1994.
As the sporadic is going on between the two countries since then, there has been a line of contact between the two countries. But the situation has worsened since July this year. This area is also known as Artsakh. Several other countries have appealed for peace from both sides, including the US, Russia, Germany and France.