Foreign ministers of France, Russia and the United States issued a joint statement calling for an immediate cease-fire in the Naka region

Paris on October 5, the foreign ministers of France, Russia and the United States issued a joint statement on the situation in Nagorno Karabakh, calling for an immediate cease-fire in the Nagorno Karabakh region. According to a joint statement issued by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs on May 5, French Foreign Minister rodrian, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and US Secretary of state pompeio, on behalf of the co chair of the Minsk group of the organization for security and cooperation in Europe, strongly condemned the escalation of violence in and outside the region. The statement said that the recent attacks on civilian facilities on the contact line, as well as on Azerbaijani and Armenian territories outside the Naka conflict area, pose an “unacceptable” threat to regional stability. The foreign ministers of the three countries reiterated the joint statement recently issued by the presidents of Russia, the United States and France, and once again called on all parties to the conflict to accept an immediate and unconditional cease-fire. The statement said that the three countries, as co chairs of the OSCE Minsk group, will fully fulfill the responsibilities entrusted to them by the OSCE and the international community, communicate with the parties to the conflict and urge them to return to the process of resolving the Naka issue. On September 27, a new round of conflict broke out between Armenian and Azerbaijani in the Naka region. Both sides accused the other party of violating the cease-fire agreement and launching the first military attack. The Naka region is located in the southwest of Azerbaijan and its residents are mostly Armenian. After the disintegration of the Soviet Union, a war broke out between Azerbaijani and Armenian in order to fight for the Naka area, and Armenian occupied part of the territory originally belonging to Azerbaijan in the Naka area and its surrounding areas. In 1992, the conference on security and cooperation in Europe established a 12 nation Minsk group with Russia, the United States and France as the co chairs. Negotiations at different levels on the Naka issue have been held in succession within the framework of the Minsk group, but no substantial progress has been made. In 1994, Azerbaijani and Armenian reached an agreement on a comprehensive cease-fire, but the two countries have been in a state of hostility over the issue of Naka, and armed conflicts between the two sides have occurred from time to time. On October 1, the presidents of Russia, the United States and France issued a joint statement on the conflict in the Naka Karabakh region, strongly condemning the escalation of violence in the contact line of the Naka conflict zone, and calling on all parties to the conflict to cease fire and resume negotiations as soon as possible.