Deputy Foreign Minister stresses the imperative of UN involvement in addressing primary needs of refugees from Karabakh


YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 17, ARMENPRESS. On November 17, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Vahe Gevorgyan had a meeting with Assistant Secretary-General for Europe, Central Asia and Americas of the United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Miroslav Jenča.

The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs presented the situation resulting from Azerbaijan's policy of ethnic cleansing and continuous use of force in Nagorno-Karabakh, emphasizing the importance of addressing the security, humanitarian and social-economic issues of more than 100,000 forcibly displaced Armenian refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh, the foreign ministry said.

In this context, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs stressed the imperative of the involvement of the international community, especially the relevant UN agencies, in order to address the primary and long-term needs of the forcibly displaced refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh, to restore their fundamental rights and ensure their right to  dignified and safe return to their homeland.

During the meeting, the interlocutors also touched upon the prospects of lasting stability and peace in the region.

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS