Armenia and Azerbaijan, which have spent practically a month engaged in a violent conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, have agreed to a humanitarian cease-fire, the U.S. and the 2 Caucasus neighbors mentioned Sunday afternoon.
The cease-fire, based mostly on commitments made in Moscow earlier this month, will take impact at eight a.m. native time on Monday, in response to the joint announcement.
Ambassador Elin Suleymanov, Azerbaijan’s envoy to the U.S., mentioned Sunday that his authorities is cautiously optimistic that the cease-fire will maintain, however emphasised the necessity for a long-term political settlement.
“It’s not nearly an instantaneous cease-fire,” Mr. Suleymanov mentioned. “Stop-fire lasted for 26 years, between 1994 and 2020. It didn’t produce the lasting resolution.”