A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson issued the following statement on 17 October:
The German Government again calls on Armenia and Azerbaijan to respect the agreements reached on 10 and 17 October 2020 regarding a humanitarian ceasefire between the two countries, to immediately end all hostilities and to avoid further casualties at all costs. Armenia and Azerbaijan have committed to facilitating humanitarian assistance. They must now create conditions that enable humanitarian actors, such as the International Committee of the Red Cross, to get the necessary aid to people affected by the conflict.
It is now vital for Armenia and Azerbaijan to immediately resume efforts towards finding a peaceful and lasting solution to the conflict, based on the fundamental principles of conflict resolution. As a member of the OSCE Minsk Group, Germany reaffirms its support of the Co-Chairs of this group as they continue their endeavours to find a negotiated solution.