YEREVAN, JANUARY 11, ARTSAKHPRESS. On January 11, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan had a telephone conversation with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Sweden Tobias Billström.
As ARMENPRESS was informed from MFA Armenia, Ararat Mirzoyan congratulated his colleague on assuming the presidency of the Council of the European Union.
The parties discussed a number of issues related to regional security.
Minister Mirzoyan presented to the interlocutor the details of Azerbaijan’s blocking of the only road connecting Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia and the outside world – the Lachin Corridor, and the resulting humanitarian crisis. The Armenian FM noted that Azerbaijan’s actions are a violation of the obligations assumed by itself with the declaration of November 9, 2020, as well as a gross violation of international humanitarian law.
Ararat Mirzoyan emphasized the need for immediate steps by the international community in order to prevent Azerbaijan’s policy of ethnic cleansing of 120 thousand Armenians of Nagorno Karabakh.
During the telephone conversation, the parties referred to the EU observation mission that ended on December 19. Minister Mirzoyan highly appreciated the work done by the mission.