Search for MIAs Deemed As Confidence Building Measure

STEPANAKERT (Noyan Tapan).–Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Foreign Minister Naira Melkoumian received Head of the Stepanakert Office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Juerg Friedli on August 30.

The head of the ICRC mission presented the position of his organization on the issue of searching for soldiers missing in action.

Naira Melkoumian expressed gratitude to the ICRC for the work in this important humanitarian direction and underlined the necessity of close cooperation among all the countries and organizations concerned to solve this problem. The Foreign Minister of Karabakh noted that the search for missing people could be considered another measure to build confidence between the parties to the conflict.

Juerg Friedli informed the official of the course of implementation of the ICRC’s programs in Karabakh and also outlined the organization’s long-term plans.

The sides stated that they were satisfied with the level of cooperation between the ICRC and the Karabakh authorities.

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