Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met with President of the European Council Charles Michel in New York on Friday, September 23 and stressed the need for immediate withdrawal of the Azerbaijani forces from the sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia.
The Prime Minister weighed in on the large-scale aggression unleashed by Azerbaijan against Armenia, as a result of which the country's sovereign territories were occupied.
Pashinyan's office said he emphasized the need for clear and addressed assessments of the international community, including the European Union, regarding the Azerbaijani aggression and the need for immediate withdrawal of the Azerbaijani units from the sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia. The Head of the Armenian Government also referred to the cases of gross violation of international humanitarian law by Azerbaijan and the facts of targeting the civilian population and infrastructure.
Michel, mwanwhile, expressed concern regarding the maintenance of tension on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and emphasized the importance of the settlement of regional problems through peaceful negotiations. The President of the European Council reaffirmed his willingness to promote dialogue and peace.
The latest round of fighting between the two countries began in the wee hours of September 13, when the Azerbaijani military attacked Armenian posts and shelled Armenian settlements both on the border and deep behind the frontline. At least 207 people are dead or missing as a result, the Security Council of Armenia said on Monday.