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PACE monitors urge the restoration of freedom of movement along the Lachin corridor

Armenia - Azerbaijan

“We are deeply concerned by the interruption of freedom of movement in the Lachin corridor, causing considerable hardship to the population,” the four co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of Azerbaijan and Armenia have declared in a joint statement.

“Freedom and security of movement of persons and goods must be urgently restored along the corridor. We call on all parties to the Trilateral Statement of 9-10 November 2020 to immediately take the necessary measures,” said Ian Liddell-Granger (United Kingdom, EC/DA) and Lise Christoffersen (Norway, SOC), co-rapporteurs for Azerbaijan, and Kimmo Kiljunen (Finland, SOC) and Boriana Åberg (Sweden, EPP/CD), co-rapporteurs for Armenia.

“The ongoing situation and the diplomatic efforts to achieve a long-lasting peace between Armenia and Azerbaijan were discussed on Wednesday by PACE’s Monitoring Committee with Toivo Klaar, EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus, and Brice Roquefeuille, French Co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group,” they said.

“We reiterate our readiness to provide all political support needed, including by undertaking a fact-finding mission to the region," they concluded.