MINSK, 30 September (BelTA) – The UN Security Council has called upon Armenia and Azerbaijan to immediately stop hostilities, said Nigerian envoy to the United Nations, Abdou Abarry, who is the council's president for the month of September, TASS informs.
“Security Council members voiced support for the call by the Secretary General on the sides to immediately stop fighting, de-escalate tensions and return to meaningful negotiations without delay,” he said.
The UN Security Council's emergency meetings behind closed doors envisage the participation of only 15 countries of the Security Council. Abdou Abarry said that if needed the Security Council would hold a meeting with the participation of representatives of Armenia and Azerbaijan. “If it is necessary, we will hold talks with both the ambassadors so that they could reach mutual understanding,” he said.
“The Security Council members strongly condemn the use of force and regret the loss of life and the toll on the civilian population,” he added.