Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan.25
By Nigar Guliyeva- Trend:
The protracted conflicts in the OSCE area are among top priorities of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in 2018, said George Tsereteli, the President of the OSCE PA.
He made the remark addressing the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna on Jan.25, according to a message posted on the OSCE PA twitter page.
Tsereteli noted that migration, fighting terrorism and protracted conflicts are top priorities of the OSCE PA for 2018.
He added that the OSCE PA will not spare efforts to support the work of the Italian OSCE Chairmanship and OSCE delegations.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.