ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan has described the recently announced ceasefire between Azerbaijan and Armenia a positive development for peace and stability, the Dispatch News Desk (DND) news agency.
Both Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to a ceasefire, starting from Saturday to exchange prisoners and bodies of those killed in the conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region following hours-long talks between the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the Foreign Ministers of both warring Countries.
“We hope that the humanitarian conditions agreed upon by the parties would be honoured,” the Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri in a statement in Islamabad on Saturday.
The Spokesperson said that Pakistan believes that sustainable peace between the two parties would depend on the complete and comprehensive implementation of the UN Security Council resolutions and withdrawal of Armenian forces from Azerbaijani territories.
Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri added that in this endeavor, Pakistan will continue to stand by the brotherly nation of Azerbaijan.
Armenia and Azerbaijan also agreed to start talks on the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.