Canada is very concerned by the rise in hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan, including strikes against settlements and civilian infrastructure inside Armenia, Canadian Ministry for Global Affairs said in response to the “Lurer” inquiry.
“We urge for de-escalation, full respect of the ceasefire, and a return to meaningful dialogue via the OSCE. It is crucial that we work to entrench the ceasefire and resume peace talks.
Minister Mélanie Joly recently spoke with Minister Ararat Mirzoyan as well as Minister of Foreign Affairs Jeyhun Bayramov individually to discuss the situation between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Minister Joly welcomed the ceasefire and reiterated Canada’s strong concerns with the unacceptable use of force, stressed the importance of respecting territorial integrity and of reaching a comprehensive settlement” said the statement.