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Armenian Foreign Ministry and ICRC discuss return of Artsakh residents arrested by Azerbaijan

Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan and Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross Mirjana Spoljaric Egger held talks in Geneva on cooperation on humanitarian issues. Their key topic was the return of prisoners held in Baku — social entrepreneur Ruben Vardanyan and other former Artsakh officials.

“Mirzoyan stressed how important it is to return the people held in Azerbaijan and to find out what happened to missing and forcibly disappeared individuals, confirming the publicly expressed Armenia’s willingness to cooperate on this issue,” the Armenian Foreign Ministry informed.

The parties also discussed issues of ensuring the rights of Artsakh Armenians, forcibly displaced due to the military aggression and ethnic cleansing mounted by Azerbaijan.