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Nagorno Karabakh: Prisoners

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL12293, tabled on 19 January 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government, what discussions they plan to have with the government of (1) Azerbaijan, and (2) Armenia, about (a) the number of prisoners of war still held as a result of the recent conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, and (b) continuing the exchange of such prisoners which began on 14 December 2020.

Answered on

2 February 2021

In her recent conversations with the Armenian and Azerbaijani Foreign Ministers, the Minister for the European Neighbourhood and the Americas underlined the importance of abiding by the 9 November peace agreement, and of addressing all outstanding issues under the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group. This includes working with humanitarian agencies on the return and exchange of prisoners. We will continue to urge progress on this crucial issue.