CoE chief: We will do everything to raise Karabakh humanitarian issues

May 21, 2021 – 15:36 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – The Secretary General of the Council of Europe Marija Pejčinović Burić responded to President Armen Sarkissian’s letter referring to the immediate return of all Armenian prisoners of war and civilians detained by Azerbaijan.

“We also continue to follow closely the humanitarian and human rights situation in and around Nagorno-Karabagh. On its side, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe expressed its concern about reports that not all persons detained in the context of the 2020 conflict have been exchanged,” the Secretary General said.

She also informed that the PACE Migration Committee is now preparing a report on the “Humanitarian consequences of the conflict between and Azerbaijan.”

“Let me assure you that the Council of Europe will do everything possible within its mandate in order to assist both member states in achieving long-lasting peace and prosperity in the region and use every available opportunity to raise humanitarian and human rights questions,” Pejčinović Burić added.

The European Parliament on Thursday, May 20 adopted a resolution demanding the immediate and unconditional release of Armenian prisoners of war by Azerbaijan.

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