Baroness Cox Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Nagorno Karabakh: Armed Conflict

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the State Department of the United States about reports that that Department is drawing up a revised draft sanctions list for the government of Turkey should that government continue to encourage and promote conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh region, Armenia and Azerbaijan; if they have not had any such discussions, whether they plan to do so; and what plans they have, if any, to introduce similar such sanctions.
Asked 14 October 2020

Answered 27 October 2020 By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)

The FCDO remains in close contact with the U.S. and other partners regarding the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh region. We urge all external parties and friends of both states to redouble their efforts in support of an end to hostilities and to refrain from taking actions that risk exacerbating the crisis. A comprehensive resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is overdue. That can only be delivered through a negotiated settlement and not through military action. All parties must urgently return to the negotiating table to work toward this aim without preconditions.

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