Armenia, Azerbaijan Must Cease Hostilities, Saudi Arabia

An Azerbaijani service member drives an armored carrier and greets people, who gather on the roadside in Baku, Azerbaijan September 27, 2020. REUTERS/Aziz Karimov

Saudi Arabia urged Armenia and Azerbaijan to cease hostilities after their forces battled for a second day on Monday.

Armenia and Azerbaijan involved in a territorial dispute over the region of Nagorny Karabakh for decades; with deadly fighting flaring up earlier this year and in 2016.

The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said Monday “the Saudi government is watching developments between Armenia and Azerbaijan with great concern.”

The Kingdom “urges both sides to reach a ceasefire and resolve the conflict; through peaceful means in line with UN Security Council resolutions,” SPA added.