Statement on the recent attack against the Alkhanli village in Azerbaijan

Brussels ยท 10 July 2017

The Centrist Democrat International (CDI) wants to express its sadness over the death of two Azerbaijani civilians on an attack taken last 04.07.2017 against the Alkhanli village in the Fuzuli province of Azerbaijan.

In line with the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs and the U.S. State Department, we condemn the ceasefire breach agreed between Armenia and Azerbaijan and call for an immediate end to all military actions.

Furthermore, we urge the governments of Armenia and Azerbaijan to work together to resolve the crisis and find a peaceful solution to this long conflict, solution that can only be achieved through sustained and positive dialogue based on international law and adherence to the principles of non-use of force and territorial integrity.

The CDI remains committed to the peace in the region and, in this sense, is ready to help both sides to find a definitive end of the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.

Finally, our prayers rest with the families of the victims in these difficult moments.