ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is deeply concerned on the deteriorating security situation in Nagorno-Karabakh region.
Spokesperson of Foreign Office Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said that the intensive shelling by Armenian forces over the weekend on civilian populations of Azerbaijani villages of Terter, Aghdam, Fizuli and Jabrayil region is reprehensible and most unfortunate.
He said this could compromise peace and security of the entire region. Armenia must stop its military action to avoid further escalation, he said.
The spokesperson said that Pakistan stands with the brotherly nation of Azerbaijan and supports its right of self-defence.
He said we support Azerbaijan’s position on Nagorno-Karabakh, which is in line with the several unanimously adopted UN Security Council resolutions.
Heavy fighting between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces broke out in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region on Sunday.
The worst skirmishes since 2016 have raised the spectre of a fresh war between the ex-Soviet rivals, locked since the early 1990s in a stalemate over the Armenia-backed breakaway region of Nagorny Karabakh.
Seventeen Armenian separatist fighters were killed and more than 100 wounded in the fighting, Karabakh President Arayik Harutyunyan said, conceding that his forces had “lost positions”.