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 Wednesday, December 2 2020 20:33
Ani Mshetsyan

Armenian Foreign Minister discussed with ICRC delegation issue of  exchange of prisoners of war

Armenian Foreign Minister discussed with ICRC delegation issue of  exchange of prisoners of war

ArmInfo. Armenian Foreign Minister Ara Ayvazyan met with the delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), headed by Martin Schuepp, ICRC  Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, the press service of  the Foreign Ministry reports.

According to the source, the meeting discussed the return of  prisoners of war and captured from Azerbaijan to Armenia, as well as  the search for missing citizens. The parties confirmed their  readiness to take urgent measures in this direction. The RA Foreign  Minister expressed concern about the numerous cases of inhuman and  degrading treatment of prisoners of war, as well as the facts of  torture by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces  against the civilian  population of Artsakh and Armenian prisoners of war.  The meeting  also touched upon the issues of overcoming the humanitarian crisis  caused by the Azerbaijani aggression, in particular, support for the  Armenians of Artsakh who suffered as a result of the war, the  restoration of civilian infrastructures, as well as providing  emergency assistance to refugees returning to Artsakh.

Ara Ayvazyan highly appreciated the efforts of the ICRC in this  direction, confirmed the readiness of the Armenian side for further  close cooperation in order to increase the effectiveness of the  humanitarian response.


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