3 August: In a statement issued on Sunday the European Union expressed concern at the latest armed incidents on the line of contact and the Armenia-Azerbaijan border over the last days.
The statement said that the European Union calls on both sides to immediately respect the ceasefire, refrain from the use of force or any threat whereof, and continue efforts towards the peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
The statement added that the EU recalls that it stands ready to engage in renewed efforts towards a political settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and to further contribute to peace-building efforts, in full complementarity with the OSCE Minsk Group.
Read the full statement here
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