October 1, 2022 - 15:41 AMT
Japan envoy concerned over situation in Armenia after Azeri aggression

Japanese ambassador to Armenia Fukushima Masanori has expressed concern over the situation created in the aftermath of Azerbaijan's latest aggression against Armenia.

The ambassador made the remarks at a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Hambardzum Matevosyan on Saturday, October 1, reaffirming Japan's willingness to contribute to the peaceful settlement of problems.

The diplomat was among the ambassadors who visited the areas affected by Azerbaijan's aggression and occupation on September 13.

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. More than 200 people are dead or missing as a result, the Security Council of Armenia said on Monday.