YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 15, ARMENPRESS. China is concerned over the escalation of the conflict on the border zone of Armenia and Azerbaijan, Deputy Representative of China to the United Nations Geng Shuang said at the UN Security Council meeting.
He said that China calls on the sides to resolve issues through political dialogue.
In his speech, the Chinese representative said that the normalization of the relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan is inseparable from the resolution of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict.
“We urge the parties to remain committed to the ceasefire and make joint efforts to de-escalate the situation. The normalization of the relations of Armenia and Azerbaijan is inseparable from the resolution of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict. We hope that all parties will develop, in the near future, a solution to the conflict in line with norms of international law and defined acceptable norms. China welcomes the 2020 November agreements between Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia and will continue to welcome positive progress around NK in the OSCE Minsk Group,” he said.
On September 13, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces launched a major attack on Armenia from several directions, bombarding both military and civilian infrastructures with rocket-artillery and drone strikes.
105 Armenian troops were killed and 6 civilians were wounded. Azerbaijan halted its attack in the evening of September 14 after a ceasefire was reached.