Luxembourg to support relief for Nagorno Karabakh if EU initiates it, says FM Asselborn


YEREVAN, JANUARY 13, ARTSAKHPRESS. Luxembourg is ready to support the deployment of a humanitarian mission for helping the population of Nagorno Karabakh if the European Union introduces such an initiative, the Foreign Minister of Luxembourg Jean Asselborn said in response to a query from Luxembourg Member of Parliament, ADR party chairman Fernand Kartheiser.

In response to the legislator’s questions, the Foreign Minister of Luxembourg said that the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and in Nagorno Karabakh remains dangerous.

He said that Luxembourg is deeply concerned over Azerbaijan’s military actions.

Below are the questions submitted by MP Kartheiser and the Foreign Minister’s answers:

Question: How dangerous is the situation in the region of Nagorno Karabakh bordering Armenia and Azerbaijan?

Answer: Azerbaijan’s attack , which took place in southern Armenia in September of 2022, shows that the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and in the Nagorno Karabakh region continues to be dangerous.

Question: How is it possible to stabilize the situation, which has made Armenia relatively appear in isolation?

Answer: It is very important that Armenia and Azerbaijan continue peace efforts. Imposing a military solution can in no way lead to lasting and sustainable peace.

Question: What concrete steps is the government of Luxembourg taking in international organizations aimed at ensuring fair treatment towards Armenia and de-escalating the situation?

Answer: Luxembourg is deeply concerned over the military actions launched by Azerbaijan against Armenia and has demanded the immediate cessation of hostilities. Luxembourg supports the EU’s mediation efforts aimed for peace, with participation of all actors. The EU monitoring mission in Armenia ended on 19 December, 2022, and Luxembourg supports the initiative to send a new EU mission to Armenia, planning in 2023 to confirm the EU constructive presence in the region and contribute to dialogue. Regarding the OSCE, Luxembourg has always supported the efforts of the Minsk Group Co-Chairmanship.

Question: Is there any planned aid mission for the Nagorno Karabakh population that is cut off from Armenia?

Answer: If the EU initiates such an assistance mission, Luxembourg is ready to provide support.

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