January 23, 2023 - 16:45 AMT
Armenian Foreign Minister in Brussels to raise Karabakh humanitarian crisis

Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan is paying a working visit to Brussels on January 23-25.

Mirzoyan will deliver remarks at the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament, where he will weigh in on issues of stability and security in the South Caucasus, humanitarian crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh resulting from the blockade of the Lachin corridor, normalisation process of Armenia-Azerbaijan relations, the Armenia-EU cooperation. The Foreign Minister will answer the questions of the members of the European Parliament.

During the trip to Brussels, Mirzoyan will also have meetings with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell and Foreign Minister of Belgium Hadja Lahbib.

Since December 12, the sole road connecting Nagorno Karabakh to Armenia - the Lachin Corridor - has been blocked by self-described Azerbaijani environmentalists. Karabakh residents have reported food and fuel shortages, while hospital patients don't have access to essential medicines, with only a handful allowed transfer to facilities in Armenia proper.