Wednesday, 29 July 2020
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
My Department is closely following developments along the border of Armenia and Azerbaijan, where recent events have regrettably led to the loss of lives. Indiscriminate attacks against civilians and civilian areas are completely unacceptable and are contrary to the ceasefire in place.
Our own history of protracted conflict means we understand that resolution and reconciliation can be a long and complex process.
As such, and together with our colleagues in the EU, we strongly support the OSCE Minsk Co-Chairs Group as it works to resolve the situation by peaceful means. Ireland encourages both Armenia and Azerbaijan to strictly respect the ceasefire, ensuring no further loss of life.