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Armenia: Prisoners of War

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 98289, tabled on 5 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions her Department has had with international counterparts to help (a) secure protections under international treaties ​and (b) facilitate the release and return of any Armenian prisoners of war and detained civilians.

Answered on

14 January 2022

In her meetings with the Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers, on 4 and 17 November 2021 respectively, the former Minister for Europe and Americas, Wendy Morton MP, raised the importance of the return of all prisoners of war and detainees. The UK Government will continue to reinforce these points in its contacts with the parties and in other fora, as well as to support the efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs to settle all outstanding matters related to the conflict.