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Transcaucasus: Roads

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 120060, tabled on 10 January 2023

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to help support the re-opening of the Lachin corridor in Nagorno Karabakh.

Answered on

18 January 2023

The UK Government has made clear that the closure of the Lachin corridor during winter risks severe humanitarian consequences. Officials are in contact with humanitarian agencies, including the ICRC, about their assessment of the impact of the closure and the Government is a significant donor to agencies providing assistance on the ground. I [Minister Docherty] issued a statement highlighting the importance of re-opening the Lachin corridor on 13 December and our Ambassadors in the region and other senior UK officials have reinforced this message with key interlocutors. We also called for early resolution of this issue in our interventions in Vienna at the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on 15 December and in New York at the UN Security Council on 20 December.