Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic warned that the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan shows how little it takes to rekindle a war.
Speaking on the pro-government Happy TV after the Azeri Embassy called for Serbia’s support, Dacic recalled that the conflict between the two former Soviet republics over the Nagorno Karabakh region has been ongoing for years, adding the Serbia considers both countries friends and wants the conflict resolved. He said that Serbia has an embassy in Azerbaijan but only a diplomat in Armenia because the opening of the embassy in Yerevan has stalled.
The embassy of Azerbaijan in Belgrade issued a statement saying that official Baku expects Serbia to support it in the conflict. “Bearing in mind that Azerbaijan has supported the Serbian position on Kosovo on the international scene since 2008, and invoking the constant mutual support to the Declaration on Friendly Relations and a Strategic Partnership between Azerbaijan and Serbia and the Joint Action Plan for a strategic partnership, the Azeri side expects the Serbian side to lend full support and make a statement on this issue,” the statement said.