Azerbaijan, Baku, June 29 / Trend M.Aliyev /
During a meeting of the Azerbaijani parliament on Friday, MP Ganira Pashayeva proposed a law on those who make unauthorised trips to Nagorno-Karabakh.
"In recent years, parliamentarians, politicians, representatives of business circles of different countries pay illegal visits to the occupied territories of Azerbaijan, including Nagorno-Karabakh," she said at the meeting.
She said that during the summer session of PACE in connection with the conflict with the French deputy arose.
"He, violating the international law, without the permission of the Azerbaijani side, has paid an illegal visit to the Nagorno-Karabakh. Of course, we spoke about it," she added.
The MP said the so-called 'elections' will be again held in a short time in the occupied territories.
"Therefore, we must once again bring to the attention of ambassadors, permanent representatives of foreign countries, that every foreigner who visits the occupied territories of Azerbaijan without obtaining permission of Baku, will be declared in our country persona non grata," Pashayev said.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia 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.
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