Russian Foreign Ministry: Asian and Arab foreign ministers agree to go to Russia for consultation on the Nagorny Karabakh conflict

Moscow, October 9, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Zakharova confirmed to the media on the 9th that the foreign ministers of Armenian and Azerbaijani have agreed to go to Moscow to hold consultations on the conflict in Nagorny Karabakh region. According to a statement on the Kremlin website on the 8th, Russian President Vladimir Putin, after talking to the leaders of Armenian and Azerbaijani, called for the foreign ministers of Asia and Afghanistan to come to Moscow for consultations on the 9th under the coordination of the Russian Foreign Ministry. Putin also called for an immediate cease-fire and the exchange of prisoners of war and remains through humanitarian channels. 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 taking the lead in launching military attacks. In recent days, the conflict has caused casualties, including civilians. 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 stopped in Russia and reached an agreement on a comprehensive cease-fire. However, the two countries have been in a state of hostility due to the Naka issue, and armed conflicts between the two sides have occurred from time to time.