On 30 September 2020 Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell at the EU’s initiative.
The officials discussed the situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone. They emphasised the need for an immediate and complete ceasefire, and maximum restraint by the parties to the conflict and other countries. The officials expressed support for the September 27 special statement by the co-chairs of the Minsk Group with an appeal to the conflicting sides to stop further escalation. They emphasised the central role of the co-chairs in the talks on a settlement in Nagorno-Karabakh in the context of discussions at special sessions of the UN Security Council and the OSCE Permanent Council on 29 September 2020.