Armenia, Azerbaijan agree to declare 'humanitarian truce'

AFP , Saturday 17 Oct 2020

Nagorno Karabakh
A man stands near a house destroyed by shelling from Azerbaijan's artillery during a military conflict in Stepanakert, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (Photo: AP)

Armenia and Azerbaijan said on Saturday they had agreed to declare a "humanitarian truce" from midnight Sunday, the foreign ministries of the two countries said in joint statements.

"The Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan have agreed to a humanitarian truce as of October 18, 00h00 local time," Armenia's foreign ministry said. The foreign ministry in Azerbaijan confirmed the move in an identical statement.

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