Malaysia expresses concern over Nagorno-Karabakh situation

Malaysia expresses concern over Nagorno-Karabakh situation

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is deeply concerned over the deteriorating security situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of the Republic of Azerbaijan following the renewed intense military clashes that began on Sept 27.

The Foreign Affairs Ministry (MOFA), in a statement today, said Malaysia expressed regret over the loss of lives, including civilians due to these hostilities.

It stated that Malaysia joins the calls by the international community for the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan to exercise maximum restraint and take concrete steps to de-escalate the tension between the two immediate neighbours.

“Malaysia urges the concerned parties to continue giving primacy to resolving the conflict amicably through dialogue and diplomacy,” it said.

According to the statement, Malaysia supports all efforts aimed at finding a peaceful settlement of the conflict based on international law, including the relevant United Nations Security Council Resolutions.