Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 1 / Trend /
The final document adopted in Tehran following the Non-Aligned Movement summit expresses the importance of the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict within the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, the Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan told Trend on Saturday.
In the document the Heads of State or Government expressed their regret that the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan remains unresolved and continues to endanger international and regional peace and security.
The summit participants reaffirmed the importance of the principle of nonuse of force enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations and encouraged the parties to continue to seek a negotiated settlement of the conflict, sovereignty and the internationally recognized borders of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
At the end of the Non-Aligned Movement Summit, held in Tehran on August 30-31, a final document was adopted, 391st article of which was devoted to the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict.
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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