No verified information about resettlement of Lebanese Armenians in Karabakh, Maria Zakharova says

Panorama, Armenia
Sept 17 2020

"We have seen reports about the resettlement plans of the Nagorno Karabakh de facto authorities for Armenians who left Lebanon. We have also seen reports that two Lebanese-Armenian families have expressed desire to resettle in Nagorno Karabakh," Spokeswoman at Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova told at a briefing on Thursday. "However, we do not possess verified information about the real influx of Lebanese Armenians into Nagorno Karabakh and surrounding territories," added Zakharova.

Her comments came at a request of Azerbaijani reporter to comment on the issues.

In the words of the Russian diplomat, the time is now to concentrate on resumption of the peace process, including on issues of refugees and internally displaced persons in Karabakh.

Zakharova next recalled the latest consultation of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs with Armenian and Azerbaijani FMs and the proposal to hold separate talks with the Co-Chairs. The Russian diplomat expressed hope for a positive feedback from the sides.

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