Club de Madrid statement on Nagorno-Karabakh

Club de Madrid calls on all the parties to strictly respect the cease-fire and avoid any actions or statements that could lead to further escalation. As the US Secretary of State has said the “unstable situation on the ground demonstrates why the sides must enter into an immediate negotiation under the auspices of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs on a comprehensive settlement of the conflict”.

Club de Madrid considers there is no military solution, welcomes that according to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is a key priority for the European Union” and expects both sides to resume efforts towards a peaceful solution of the conflict based on the Madrid Principlesand the United Nations Security Council resolutions.