MINSK, 10 June (BelTA) - Belarus is categorically against solving the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border by military means, Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei told the media after the CSTO Foreign Ministers Council meeting in Yerevan on 10 June, BelTA has learned.
“Belarus' position has been and remains unambiguous: we are categorically against solving the issue by military means. We believe that all issues of this kind, all conflicts must be resolved at the negotiating table through diplomatic and political settlements. All instruments of political measures and diplomatic steps should be used to settle any conflict, including the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, as soon as possible,” Vladimir Makei stressed.
In his words, the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border was not directly discussed at the meeting of the CSTO Foreign Ministers Council, but the Armenian side informed about the recent developments in Nagorno-Karabakh. The Armenian prime minister also touched upon the topic during his meeting with CSTO foreign ministers.
“We believe that the agreements reached last November within the trilateral format Russia-Azerbaijan-Armenia create a good basis for the settlement of this problematic matter. Today the Armenian prime minister spoke about how the issue of delimitation, demarcation of the border is being resolved, which is a very sensitive matter at this stage, of course,” the minister said.
According to Vladimir Makei, Belarus absolutely supports the efforts made by the three countries to resolve the conflict as soon as possible. “As we can see, and the Armenian prime minister also mentioned this, there are certain encouraging moments in this regard,” he said.