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World Armenian president to discuss Nagorno-Karabakh with EU, NATO

10:40  21 october  2020
10:40  21 october  2020 Source:   reuters.com

Nagorno-Karabakh truce under severe strain as both sides allege violations

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NATO members are not treaty -bound to support each other’s external wars or seek permission for them and have frequently been involved in conflicts (Pipelines crucial to the EU ’s energy supply pass close to Nagorno - Karabakh .) In contrast, he does not feel the need to remind French President Emmanuel

Vladimir Putin discussed with his French counterpart, President Emmanuel Macron, the armed conflict in Nagorno - Karabakh . This was reported by the Kremlin press service. The Heads of states expressed hope for an early ceasefire and the continuation of peace negotiations between the parties to the

YEREVAN (Reuters) - Armenian President Armen Sarkissian has left for Brussels to discuss the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with NATO and European Union officials, his office said on Wednesday.

a man wearing a suit and tie holding a sign posing for the camera: FILE PHOTO: Armenian President Armen Sarkissian votes during an early parliamentary election in Yerevan © Reuters/STRINGER FILE PHOTO: Armenian President Armen Sarkissian votes during an early parliamentary election in Yerevan

During the visit he will meet NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell and European Council President Charles Michel, it said.

Armenia expects NATO and EU leaders to do "everything possible" to stop the fighting and to "bring to life" a ceasefire deal, it said.

The trip follows more than three weeks of fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh, a mountain enclave that is internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan but is governed by ethnic Armenians.

(Reporting by Nvard Hovhannisyan, Writing by Timothy Heritage, Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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