Baroness Caroline Cox, member of the House of Lords of Great Britain, raised during the parliamentary debates the issues of non-fulfillment of commitments to Armenia by Azerbaijan and holding Azerbaijan responsible for war crimes by the United Kingdom government, while Lord Hussain reaffirming the British government’s support for EU-led mediation efforts.
ARMENPRESS reports Caroline Cox said, “Baroness Cox. “My Lords, I thank the Minister for his encouraging reply, but I point out that I
have visited Armenia twice this year and witnessed the pain inflicted on Armenians by Azerbaijan with impunity, including failure to fulfill its commitment in the 2020 ceasefire agreement to release all prisoners. Whereas Armenia released all Azeri prisoners, Azerbaijan recently confirmed holding at least 33 Armenian captives, including three civilians, and several hundred Armenians are still missing, with Azerbaijan refusing to allow Armenia to retrieve its dead from the occupied territories. There is recent video footage showing the maltreatment, torture and slaughter of Armenian prisoners. What significant initiatives have been or are being taken by the UK Government to call Azerbaijan to account?”
Lord Hussain. “My Lords, the recent border clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan highlight the urgent need to accelerate the EU-led peace and normalization process between those two countries. Does the Minister agree that to achieve a sustainable solution to all the remaining issues and fully normalize the relationship between Armenia and Azerbaijan, a comprehensive peace agreement needs to be in place? Furthermore, can the Minister reaffirm the British Government’s support for the EU-led mediation efforts between the two countries?”.