Joint military exercises of Azerbaijan and Turkey are planned and contribute to the strengthening of regional security, told RIA Novosti the official representative of the foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan, Leyla Abdullayeva.
On Monday, the press Secretary of the foreign Ministry of Armenia Anna Naghdalyan said that the decision to announce the Baku Azerbaijani-Turkish military exercises on the day of death of Armenian soldier hampering the efforts of international mediators in the resumption of the peace process. The Azerbaijani defense Ministry earlier announced the holding of a Turkey from July 29 to August 10, a large-scale joint tactical and flight-tactical exercises with live firing with the participation of land forces and the air forces of both countries.
The press Secretary of the Armenian foreign Ministry Anna Naghdalyan said that the decision to announce the Baku Azerbaijani-Turkish military exercises on the same day that killed an Armenian soldier, hampering the efforts of international mediators in the resumption of the peace process.
Earlier the Armenian defense Ministry reported that on Monday in the North-Eastern section of the border in the result produced from the Azerbaijani side shot from a sniper weapon a fatal gunshot wounded a soldier of contract service Ashot Mikayelyan. On the same day, the Azerbaijani defense Ministry announced holding of Turkey from July 29 to August 10, a large-scale joint tactical and flight-tactical exercises with live firing with the participation of land forces and the air forces of both countries.
The press Secretary of the Armenian foreign Ministry Anna Naghdalyan called the priority of Yerevan to the situation worsening on the border with Azerbaijan, the elimination of obstacles to the peace process.
Earlier in the Secretariat of the CSTO expressed serious concern in connection with a situation aggravation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. In the military-political bloc called on the parties "for the immediate restoration of the ceasefire in the zone of CSTO responsibility". Later, the representative of Armenia Victor Biyagov urged the countries-CSTO members to show solidarity in the face of the deteriorating situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and mutual support "in accordance with the spirit and letter of the Charter of the organization."
The Armenian foreign Ministry has called a violation of international humanitarian law, threats to the Azerbaijani defense Ministry to strike at the Armenian NPP.
Earlier, the head of the press service of the Azerbaijani defense Ministry, Colonel Vagif Dargyakhli warned that in "case of attack on Mingechevir reservoir, the Azerbaijani armed forces can strike back at the Metsamor nuclear power plant, which will turn the Yerevan tragedy."
The foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Iran, Elmar Mammadyarov and Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed by telephone the situation on the border with Armenia, RIA Novosti press-service of the foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan.
"The fourteenth of July, 2020, the Minister of foreign Affairs Elmar Mammadyarov held a telephone conversation with Minister of foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif. Minister Elmar Mammadyarov informed his Iranian counterpart about the military provocation by the Armenian armed forces on Azerbaijani-Armenian border and preventing attacks, the continuing tension in the region and the current situation", - have informed in a press-service.
Permanent representative of Armenia to the CSTO Victor Biyagov urged member countries of the Organization for solidarity in the face of the deteriorating situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, said Tuesday the press service of the Armenian foreign Ministry.
The Armenian foreign Ministry notes that Biegow gave a speech on Tuesday at a meeting of the Permanent Council of the CSTO. The Organization includes Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan.
EU high representative for foreign and security policy of Josep Borrell held the Monday conversation with the foreign Ministers of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Azerbaijan, Elmar Mammadyarov, on the background of the incident on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, said Borrell on Twitter.
"In the afternoon spoke with the foreign Ministers of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Azerbaijan, Elmar Mammadyarov. Stressed the need to defuse tensions and stop the confrontation. It is important direct communication between the parties and participation in negotiations under the auspices of the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk group", - wrote the head of European diplomacy.
The coronavirus identified in two employees of the Armenian foreign Ministry, said on Thursday to journalists by the Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan.
"Now we have (in the foreign Ministry – ed.) two men with isolated positive test (for coronavirus – ed.). A small number of staff have isolated themselves, as the contact with carriers of infection," - said the Minister.