Pakistan has welcomed the peace agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia and said that it has always supported the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in accordance with international law and UN Security Council resolutions.
The Foreign Office spokesman said in a statement that the tripartite peace agreement through the Russian Federation has provided a new opportunity for peace in the South Caucasus region.
“We congratulate the government and the people of Azerbaijan on the independence of their territories,” he said.
The spokesman said he hoped the agreement would usher in a new era of stability and prosperity in the region and pave the way for the return of internally displaced persons to their homeland.
It should be noted that Armenia and Azerbaijan on Tuesday announced an agreement with Russia to stop fighting in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
Under the agreement, about 2,000 Russian troops will be deployed to the region for peacekeeping.
Negro-Karabakh is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan, but since the end of the war between the two countries in 1994, it has been governed by locals of Armenian descent.
There have been several clashes since then, but the most recent fighting in the area began on September 27 this year.
Several ceasefires were announced during this period but were immediately violated, but the agreement is now more likely to be implemented as Azerbaijan has made significant progress, including taking control of the key city of Shusha ۔
“The end of the war is extremely painful for me personally and for our people,” Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said in a Facebook post.