Azerbaijani deputy proposes to remove OSCE MG French co-chair
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 9 / Trend , A.Huseyinbala/
A deputy of the Azerbaijani Parliament has proposed to remove the French co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group.
"We should not be satisfied only by a note from the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry to France due to the visit of the lower chamber of the National Assembly of France to Nagorno-Karabakh through the territory of Armenia. It is too soft measures," Chairman of the Great Establishment Party, Deputy Fazil Mustafa said at an extraordinary session of the Parliament.
On Monday, Armenian media released information referring to the parliament of the "Nagorno-Karabakh Republic" ("NKR") about the visit of France-Armenia friendship group chairman, deputy of the French National Assembly Fransua Roshbluan to "NKR".
Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry is clarifying the information about French deputy's visit to Nagorno-Karabakh. In the case of confirmation of the information, the Ministry will take necessary measures.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 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 the peace negotiations.
It is necessary to raise an issue removing the French co-chair of the OSCE MG. "We have to demonstrate our tough position to France, as this country damages Azerbaijan's interests. We have to show a decisive position on the matter," he added.
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