As ARMENPRESS was informed from the press service of the MFA Artsakh, foreign ministry press secretary Ani Sargsyan`commented on the issue, saying,
''We welcome the adoption of the amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of the US House of Representatives submitted by Congresswoman Judy Chu. The amendment reiterates the importance and urgency of implementation of the Royce-Engel initiative, aimed at reducing tensions along the Line of Contact between the armed forces of Artsakh and Azerbaijan. In particular, the document envisages withdrawal of snipers, heavy arms and new weaponry from the line-of-contact, as well as deployment of gun-fire locator systems, and expansion of the Office of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office.
We are convinced that the consistent strengthening of the ceasefire regime, including through establishing an international mechanism of control will help create a favorable environment for effective peace talks.
Artsakh side has repeatedly underlined the importance of creating conditions for the continuation of the peace process, and launched various constructive initiatives to reduce tensi...