Tusk: Nagorno-Karabakh conflict should be settled in accordance with international law and principles
There is no military solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict but only a political settlement in accordance with international law and principles, President of the European Council Donald Tusk said in a press statement with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, the Azerbaijani presidential press service reported.
According to him, they also discussed the unresolved Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. "There is no military solution but only a political settlement in accordance with international law and principles," Tusk said, stressing that the EU continues to fully support the efforts of the Minsk Group co-chairs and their focus on a fair and lasting settlement based on the core principles of the Helsinki Final Act.
"We appreciate the overall decrease of tensions but like the co-chairs, we have been concerned by the recent casualties along the line of contact. Restraint is important and so are measures to restore an atmosphere conducive to peace and favorable to productive talks," he pointed out.
"The EU is already supporting peace-building activities and is ready to assist concrete measures to prepare the populations for peace," AzerTAc cited the President of the European Council as saying.