ArmInfo.RA Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan, who is in Germany on a working visit, met with Johann Wadephul , Head of the Germany-South Caucasus Friendship Group of the German Bundestag.
According to the press service of the RA MFA, issues related to regional security were discussed at the meeting.
Mirzoyan presented to his interlocutor the details of the humanitarian crisis that arose in Nagorno-Karabakh as a result of the blockade of the Lachin corridor by Azerbaijan, emphasizing the need for the partner states to take clear steps to lift the blockade.
The parties mutually stressed the importance of close Armenian-German inter-parliamentary cooperation both on bilateral and multilateral platforms, as well as mutual visits of friendship groups operating in the parliaments of the two countries.
Issues related to Armenia-EU cooperation were also discussed, including support for democratic reforms in Armenia, and a new long-term monitoring mission of the EU in Armenia in the context of stability in the region,.
The interlocutors also exchanged views on the process of normalization of Armenian-Turkish relations.
Since December 12, 2022, for 57 days now, the Azerbaijani side, under a far-fetched environmental pretext, blocked the only road connecting Artsakh with the outside world. The population of the NKR has been in a blockade for the second month, deprived of basic means of subsistence. Since January 9, Artsakh has been deprived of the opportunity to receive electricity from Armenia, due to the destructive actions of Azerbaijan. Rolling blackouts occur on a daily basis in the republic. Moreover, from noon on January 12, the enemy side also interrupted the communication cable that provides the country's population with Internet and telephone communications. It was restored only on January 14. The enemy periodically hinders the gas supply to Artsakh.