Germany welcomes the ceasefire agreement reached by Armenia and Azerbaijan on Nagorno-Karabakh and urges the sides to observe the truce, the German Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Saturday, DW reports.
"The federal government welcomes the accords on the humanitarian truce between Armenia and Azerbaijan and urges both sides to honor it and avoid further victims," the statement says.
Berlin also welcomes "the readiness stated by both countries to start substantive talks with the mediation of the OSCE Minsk Group." Germany stands for work on the conflict’s long-term settlement, the statement says.
Berlin expressed gratitude to the co-chairs of the Minsk Group - Russia, France and the United States for their commitment. In addition, Germany, as a member of the group, expressed support for the efforts to settle through dialogue.
As we reported, the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan, during consultations in Moscow, with the mediation of the Russian Foreign Ministry, reached an agreement on a temporary ceasefire in the conflict in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.