22 Sep 2023 11:35

Pashinyan confirms agreement on large batch of humanitarian aid for Karabakh

YEREVAN. Sept 22 (Interfax) - Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has confirmed an agreement to deliver a large batch of humanitarian aid to Nagorno-Karabakh.

"There is a certain hope for an improvement of the humanitarian situation in Nagorno-Karabakh. We do not rule out that large amounts of humanitarian cargo will be brought to Nagorno-Karabakh today," Pashinyan said at a government meeting on Friday.

Certain agreements have been reached and are about to be implemented, Pashinyan said, without specifying who exactly reached the agreement.

"I cannot say whether cargo supplies will begin or not, but I know for a fact that agreements have been reached," Pashinyan said.

The Azerbaijani Emergency Situations Ministry said earlier on Friday that it had sent 20 tonnes of humanitarian cargo to the Armenian population of Azerbaijan's Karabakh region, when two trucks loaded with food and hygiene products and two trucks loaded with bread departed from the Aghdam region.

"The cargo will be delivered by the Aghdam-Khankendi road, which is already operating, to the destination and will be distributed among residents. Humanitarian deliveries of food to Karabakh Armenians will be provided in the future," the ministry said.

An Azerbaijani delegation met with representatives of the Armenian community of Azerbaijan's Karabakh region in Yevlakh on Thursday to discuss reintegration. Karabakh Armenians mentioned the dire need for fuel when discussing social and humanitarian issues. They also asked for humanitarian deliveries of food. The request was granted at the end of the meeting.