Germany diplomat: Important thing is to uphold agreement on ceasefire in Karabakh

Now, the main thing is the maintenance of the agreement on ceasefire in Karabakh, German Ambassador to Armenia Bernhard Matthias Kiesler told reporters on Tuesday.

In his words, the resumption of hostilities in early April was a step back in the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process, and therefore foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany, which currently chairs the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), had urged the conflicting parties to uphold the truce.

“It’s important that the both sides [i.e. the Armenian and Azerbaijani] maintain it, and according to my understanding, positive dynamics are observed in the peaceful settlement of the [Karabakh] conflict,” Kiesler noted. “But I repeat that the important [thing] at this critical juncture is maintenance of the agreement on ceasefire in Karabakh.”

And to the query as to why Germany does not to state the real aggressor-that is, Azerbaijan-, the ambassador responded: “I said what I needed to say. The three OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs, whom we definitely trust, already have been to Baku, Karabakh and Yerevan, and we have to wait [and see] what will happen in the future.”

Source: News Am