Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.5 / Trend, E.Mehdiyev /
Germany supports the resolutions of the United Nations, that have a binding effect in international law, Olav Gutting, Bundestag member from Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU) parliamentary group, member of Legal Committee said commenting on Armenia's illegal plans for Khojaly airport, the European Azerbaijan Society reported.
Gutting said that the re-establishment of the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan has been demanded by the international community for a long time. The refugees have a right to return to their homelands. But this right is kept from them as long as Armenia remains in the occupied territories.
He said that there exists a close cooperation between Germany and Azerbaijan in the areas politics, economy and society.
"Therefore we share the concern of Azerbaijan with regards to the future of Nagorno Karabakh. Armenia has taken measures against the peace in this context. One example is the so-called presidential elections last year which have not been recognized by the European Union. Currently Armenia is planning the reopening of the Khojaly airport although it is located on Azerbaijani territory. Armenia tries to create 'facts' with this step. This is not contributing to the peaceful solution between the two countries," he said.
He said Germany has always supported the efforts of the United Nations, the European Union and the OSCE for the solution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and will continue to set impulses in this direction.
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 surrounding regions.
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