Uzbekistan calls on Azerbaijan and Armenia to end hostilities as soon as possible and start diplomatic negotiations
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) – Uzbekistan expressed extreme concern due to the escalation of tensions between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Armenia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan said in a statement.
The use of military force during the confrontation can lead to numerous casualties on both sides, the statement said.
The Uzbek side, as presiding over the Commonwealth of Independent States, reaffirms the importance of strengthening relations of friendship, good-neighborliness and mutual trust, the peaceful resolution of controversial issues in the CIS space strictly in accordance with international law.
“We call on the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Armenia to end hostilities as soon as possible and start diplomatic negotiations with a view to a peaceful settlement of the conflict while respecting the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity,” the statement of the Uzbek Foreign Ministry reads.