Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 2
By Saba Aghayeva - Trend:
The Lithuanian embassy in Azerbaijan was not informed about the visit of a member of its Seimas (Parliament) to Nagorno-Karabakh, the Lithuanian embassy in Azerbaijan told Trend Sept. 2.
It was commenting on the visit of the Seimas member to the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.
Deputy of the Lithuanian Seimas Dalia Kuodytė visited the occupied territories of Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh Sept. 1, where she met with representatives of the separatist regime, according to the Armenian media.
"This visit was private," the embassy told Trend.
The visit to Nagorno-Karabakh and other Armenian-occupied regions of Azerbaijan uncoordinated with the Azerbaijani side are considered illegal, while the individuals, making these visits, are included in the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry's list of "undesirable people".
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan.
As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the U.S. are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented four U.N. Security Council resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.