Azerbaijani delegation leaves panel at Economic Forum in Krynica Zdroj (UPDATE)
Azerbaijan , Baku, Sept. 9 / Trend E.Tariverdiyeva /
The Azerbaijani delegation has left the South Caucasus Panel at the XXI Economic Forum in Krynica Zdroj , Poland, Deputy Dean of the History Department at Moscow State University, Chief Editor of Vestnik Kavkaza and Trend Expert Council member Alexei Vlasov, told Trend.
The Azerbaijani delegation left the event as a protest to the stand of photos and materials , where the Azerbaijani territory was shown as the Armenian lands, placed before a moderator.
Member of the Azerbaijani delegation, MP Iqbal Agazade refused to comment on this, but he expressed his indignation at this act.
Chairman of the Forum of Armenian Associations of Europe (FAAE) Ashot Grigorian was the moderator of the panel.
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.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.
The annual meeting in Krynica includes 5 plenary sessions and more than 100 discussion panels organized in twelve thematic blocks: macroeconomics, business and management, energy forum, innovations and sustainable development, health care, education and culture, society, international policy and security, NGO Forum, the European Union and its neighbors, state and reforms and the forum of regions. A special panel will be devoted to the topic of South Caucasus.