ArmInfo. The UN hopes that the cessation of fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh will be sustainable and lead to a long-term peace settlement, the official representative of the Secretary General of the world organization, Stephane Dujarric, told a TASS correspondent.
"We really hope that the ceasefire will remain in force and lead to a longer-term solution [to resolving the conflict]," he said.
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has called on Russia and Azerbaijan to ensure the safety of the people in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Azerbaijan and Russia, in particular, must ensure the safety of people in their own homes, Baerbock said on the sidelines of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly (GA) in New York.
There will be a peaceful solution to this conflict only if the military actions of the past and present are immediately stopped, she said.
Italian FM Antonio Tajani proposed mediation to Armenia and Azerbaijan. At his meetings with the Armenian and Azerbaijani FMs he proposed Rome as a venue for their meeting. Both the ministers expressed their readiness to meet in Rome. The Italian government will send a document to the Armenian and Azerbaijani government.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani welcomed the achievement of a ceasefire agreement in Nagorno-Karabakh through Russian mediation. At the same time, he called on both sides to focus on resolving differences on the basis of "dialogue and peaceful mechanisms" within the framework of "the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan." According to him, the war brings no results other than destruction and the spread of hatred, and threatens the stability and security of the region.
The diplomat said that there is no longer any reason to continue hostilities in the region, and expressed hope that there will be no more wars in the region. "The Islamic Republic demands full respect for the territorial integrity within the recognized international borders of the countries of the region and is of the opinion that the rights and security of the residents of Karabakh must be ensured within the same framework," Kanaani said. He expressed Tehran's readiness to contribute to appropriate sustainable peace processes and said that interference by third parties in the region will only complicate existing problems and jeopardize existing agreements.