YEREVAN, AUGUST 9, ARTSAKHPRESS. On August 9, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan had a telephone conversation with Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of the Kingdom of Spain José Manuel Albares Bueno, the foreign ministry said in a press release.
Minister Mirzoyan briefed on the humanitarian crisis and its extremely negative consequences for the people of Nagorno-Karabakh resulting from Azerbaijan’s illegal blockade of the Lachin corridor. Ararat Mirzoyan emphasized the seriousness of the situation and the lack of necessary medical care resulting from the complete blockade of Nagorno-Karabakh since June 15, especially for the most sensitive groups such as 30,000 children, 20,000 elderly and 9,000 persons with disabilities.
Ararat Mirzoyan stressed that the continuous deepening of the humanitarian situation in Nagorno-Karabakh may jeopardize the efforts of Armenia and the international community aimed at establishing lasting peace in the region, emphasizing the need to use the existing mechanisms in a targeted manner and to take steps towards lifting the blockade of the Lachin corridor in accordance with the decisions of the International Court of Justice.
Taking into account the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the importance of the full support to the statement of the EU HR/VP of July 25 and targeted messages of the EU member states was also emphasized.
The further cooperation between Armenia and Spain within the EU was also touched upon.