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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan on Monday met with Tanja Fajon, Vice-President and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the Bled Strategic Forum in Slovenia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia informs Armenian News-NEWS.am.

During the meeting, the interlocutors touched upon the issues of bilateral cooperation between Armenia and Slovenia, ongoing programs, expressing willingness to take steps to activate bilateral political dialogue.

Referring to the damages of Slovenia resulting from the floods - the biggest natural disaster since independence, Minister Mirzoyan expressed Armenia's solidarity with the people of Slovenia and expressed readiness to provide support in overcoming the consequences of the natural disaster. He emphasized the importance of adequate response and steps to address natural and man-made disasters.

Views were also exchanged on the Armenia-EU partnership and cooperation within international organizations.

Regional security issues were also on the agenda of the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Slovenia.

Ararat Mirzoyan briefed his counterpart on the deepening humanitarian crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh resulting from Azerbaijan's illegal blockade of the Lachin corridor and stressed that  Azerbaijan's policy of keeping 120,000 people under actual siege, aimed at ethnically cleansing the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh, should not be tolerated in the 21st century.

Minister Mirzoyan emphasized the imperative to implement legally binding Orders of the UN International Court of Justice of February 22 and July 6, 2023, immediately lift the blockade of the Lachin corridor, and prevent the imminent humanitarian catastrophe in Nagorno-Karabakh. The importance of targeted calls and steps from international partners, including the EU and its member states, was emphasized.

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