YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 1, ARTSAKHPRESS. UK Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Europe Leo Docherty says he met with the Azerbaijani ambassador to the UK and “noted the urgent need to immediately reopen the Lachin corridor.”
Docherty made the remarks in the House of Commons during a Q&A session.
“We seek a return to negotiations and a peaceful settlement to the conflict in Nagorno Karabakh. I spoke to the Armenian foreign minister Mirzoyan on 18th of January regarding the humanitarian situation there, I met with the Azerbaijani ambassador yesterday and noted the urgent need to immediately reopen the Lachin corridor,” he said, mentioning the Start Fund’s raising of 350,000 pounds for Nagorno Karabakh.
Docherty said he will visit the region in the coming months.
MP Rupa Huq called on the UK government to press for international, independent investigation into the killings of Armenian POWs by Azerbaijan and criticized Docherty for entrusting Azeri prosecutors with internal enquiry to probe the atrocities.
She also noted that due to the blockade children are at risk of malnutrition in Nagorno Karabakh because of the lack of food and medicine.