2510/20

Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan

The Republic of Uzbekistan is extremely concerned about the escalation of tension in relations between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Armenia.
 
The use of military force during a confrontation can lead to numerous casualties on both sides.
 
Uzbekistan, as presiding over the Commonwealth of Independent States, reaffirms the importance of strengthening friendship, good-neighborliness and mutual trust, the peaceful resolution of controversial issues in the CIS strictly in accordance with international law.
 
We call on the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Armenia to end hostilities as soon as possible and start diplomatic negotiations for peaceful settlement of the conflict while respecting the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity.