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Armenia: Azerbaijan

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL4541, tabled on 30 November 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the meeting between Prime Minister Pashinyan, President Aliyev, and President Putin on 26 November, what further representations they plan to make to the government of Azerbaijan on the issue of releasing Armenian (1) hostages, and (2) prisoners of war.

Answered on

7 December 2021

The UK Government has not made any specific representations to the Governments of Armenia or Azerbaijan following the summit on the 26 November. However, the Minister for Europe and Americas has continued to raise this important issue with both Governments following last year's conflict, including during her recent meetings with the Armenian and Azerbaijani Ambassadors on 4 and 17 November respectively. We will continue to raise the importance of securing a peaceful settlement to the conflict through negotiations facilitated by the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs. The Foreign Secretary did so most recently at the 2 December OSCE Ministerial Council.