Ambassador Neil Bush has expressed his concern regarding the disruptions to the Lachin Corridor and has acknowledged the judgment made by the International Court of Justice.
Delivered on: 2 March 2023
Transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered:
»UK’s statement to the OSCE regarding the ongoing disruptions in the Lachin Corridor«
Thank you Chair.
The UK Government remains deeply concerned by the continued disruption to the Lachin Corridor, particularly the flow of goods and people.
This issue remains near the top of the international agenda. We have discussed the disruption here in Vienna, multiple times, and at the United Nations Security Council. That this has now been taken to the International Court of Justice, and judgment passed, reinforces the need for urgent action to be taken. The current disruption to the Lachin Corridor is detrimental to efforts to secure peace and stability.
The UK Government has taken note of all the judgements by the Court, and urges immediate action be taken to restore the flow of goods and people into Nagorno-Karabakh. The parties must engage in substantive negotiations, without preconditions, to secure a sustainable and peaceful settlement to the conflict and to resolve all outstanding tensions.