Ottawa, April 12, 2015
“The armed clashes that escaladed along the borders of Nagorno-Karabagh during the first week of April 2016 was a time of deep concern.
“As reported, these violent attacks initiated by Azerbaijan have led to the worst escalation of violence in that region since 1994. Which is why I am pleased to learn that a ceasefire between the Armenian and Azerbaijani forces is now in place.
“I firmly believe that a peaceful settlement must be reached through continuous dialogue within the framework of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group.
“The Canadian Government must reinforce the work of the OSCE Minsk Group by denouncing armed aggression, demand accountability, support a true ceasefire and work with a renewed commitment towards the promotion of peace in the region.”