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FM Mirzoyan briefs UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Armenia`s  key approaches for Armenia-Azerbaijan normalization  

FM Mirzoyan briefs UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Armenia`s  key approaches for Armenia-Azerbaijan normalization  

ArmInfo. In Geneva, on the sidelines of the high-level session of the UN Human Rights Council,  Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan had a meeting with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk, the press service of the Armenian MFA reports.

The interlocutors discussed a number of issues on cooperation within  the framework of the UN Human Rights system.

The steps and achievements taken towards the protection of human  rights and strengthening the rule of law in Armenia were touched  upon, thanks to which Armenia, according to the indexes of various  authoritative international bodies, rose to leading positions in the  region.

Touching upon the challenges in protection of human rights in  different parts of the world, the importance of effective use of  existing tools was emphasized, since the opposite leads to failure in  preventing the most serious violations and the repetition of tragic  outcomes.

Touching upon the ethnic cleansing carried out by Azerbaijan in  Nagorno- Karabakh, Minister Mirzoyan briefed his counterpart on the  steps taken to address the needs and rights of the Armenian  population forcibly displaced from their homeland.

During the meeting, Ararat Mirzoyan and Volker Turk also exchanged  views on the latest developments in the South Caucasus. Minister  Mirzoyan briefed on the approaches of Armenia to key issues in the  normalization process of Armenia- Azerbaijan relations, based on  unequivocal respect for the principles of territorial integrity,  inviolability of borders, and sovereignty. Minister Mirzoyan stressed  that with a clear commitment to these principles, as well as  refraining from aggressive rhetoric and from steps aimed at  escalating the situation on the ground, it will be possible to move  forward in the peace process. 

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