UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Sunday September 27 urged Azerbaijan and the Nagorny Karabakh separatist forces backed by Armenia to
“immediately stop fighting”
in the disputed region, the scene of the worst clashes since 2016 .
The head of the United Nations
"firmly calls on the parties to immediately cease the fighting, initiate a de-escalation of tensions and return without delay to meaningful negotiations"
, according to a statement from his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric.