Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 17
By Anakhanum Hidayatova – Trend:
The Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict must be solved through peaceful means, Kyrgyzstan’s former Prime Minister Apas Jumagulov, who is attending the 5th Global Baku Forum, told reporters on March 17.
The two-day forum titled “The Future of International Relations: Power and Interests” kicked off in Baku on March 16.
Jumagulov noted that everything possible should be done for the settlement of this conflict.
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 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.
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