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G7 Foreign Ministers Urge Azerbaijan to Fully Fulfill Its Obligations Under Int. Humanitarian Law


G7 Foreign Ministers Urge Azerbaijan to Fully Fulfill Its Obligations Under Int. Humanitarian Law

The foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) countries, including Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, have collectively voiced their concerns over the forced displacement of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) Armenians following Azerbaijan's military operation. In a joint statement issued on Wednesday, following their two-day meeting in Tokyo, the G7 foreign ministers called on Azerbaijan to fully fulfill its obligations under international humanitarian law.


The statement emphasized the gravity of the humanitarian consequences resulting from the displacement of Armenians from Artsakh. It urged Azerbaijan to adhere to its commitments under international humanitarian law and welcomed international efforts aimed at addressing the urgent humanitarian needs of those who have been forcibly displaced.

G7 Foreign Ministers Urge Azerbaijan to Fully Fulfill Its Obligations Under Int. Humanitarian Law

"We are gravely concerned over the humanitarian consequences of the displacement of Armenians from Nagorno-Karabakh after the military operation conducted by Azerbaijan. We urge Azerbaijan to fully comply with its obligations under international humanitarian law and welcome international efforts to address urgent humanitarian needs for those who have been displaced. We underline our support for advancing a sustainable and lasting peace between Armenia and Azerbaijan based on the principles of non-use of force, respect for sovereignty, the inviolability of borders, and territorial integrity," the joint statement reads.


The G7 foreign ministers' statement highlights the importance of upholding international norms and protecting the rights of those affected by the ethnic cleansing in Nagorno-Karabakh. It reflects the international community's shared commitment to ensuring the well-being of displaced individuals and promoting peace in the region.


This call for action comes at a critical time, as efforts are underway to address the urgent humanitarian challenges faced by the displaced populations. The G7 countries have amplified their voices, urging Azerbaijan to fulfill its obligations and take necessary steps to support those impacted by the conflict.


The joint statement further reaffirms the G7's dedication to advancing a sustainable and lasting peace between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The principles of non-use of force, respect for sovereignty, inviolability of borders, and territorial integrity are at the core of their commitment to resolving the conflict and fostering stability in the region.



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