Armenian and Azerbaijani reach a humanitarian cease-fire agreement in the Naka region

Tbilisi, October 17, Yerevan news: the foreign ministries of Armenian and Azerbaijani said on the 17th that the two countries had reached an agreement on the implementation of a humanitarian cease-fire in Nagorno Karabakh region. The Armenian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on the evening of 17, saying that the two countries have agreed to implement a humanitarian cease-fire from 0:00 local time on the 18th. On the same day, the Ministry of foreign affairs of Azerbaijan issued a statement confirming the cease-fire agreement. Earlier, the foreign minister of Azerbaijan, Foreign Minister Mohamed Moyam of Azerbaijan, called with foreign minister of Russia, foreign minister ilkharov of Azerbaijan. The three foreign ministers said that the cease-fire agreement reached on October 10 in Moscow, the Russian capital, must be strictly observed. Under the coordination of the co chairpersons of the Minsk group of the organization for security and cooperation in Europe, substantive negotiations on the Naka issue must be started in order to reach a peace agreement as soon as possible. On September 27, a new round of conflict broke out between Asia and Afghanistan in the Naka region. Both sides accused the other party of violating the previous cease-fire agreement and launching a military attack first. In recent days, the conflict has caused casualties, including civilians. Russian, Azerbaijani and Armenian foreign ministers issued a statement in Moscow on October 10, saying that the two countries had reached an agreement on a cease-fire in the Naka region, and all parties agreed to cease fire in the Naka region from 12:00 local time on October 10. However, after the cease-fire agreement came into effect, both sides continued to accuse the other party of breaking the cease-fire and launching attacks. The Naka region is located in the southwest of Azerbaijan and its residents are mostly Armenian. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, a war broke out between Azerbaijan and Armenian over the ownership of the Naka region. In 1994, the two sides reached an agreement on a comprehensive cease-fire, but the two countries have been in a state of hostility over the Naka issue, and armed conflicts have occurred from time to time.