Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.3
By Sabina Ahmadova - Trend:
Protraction of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is inadmissible, member of the German Bundestag (parliament), the head of the Germany-South Caucasus parliamentary group, Karin Shtrents told Trend.
She stressed that Germany supports the peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in accordance with the international law.
Shtrents added that another three members of the Bundestag will visit Azerbaijan in coming days to discuss the prospects for cooperation, as well as exchange views on the issues of mutual interest.
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 the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.