Montenegro supports peaceful resolution of Karabakh conflict (Exclusive)
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 2
By Gulgiz Muradova - Trend:
Montenegro, as a NATO member and future member of the European Union, supports peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Montenegrin Foreign Minister Srdjan Darmanovic said in an interview with Trend.
The minister noted that Montenegro, through cooperation with partners, will continue to contribute to global security and stability.
"Also, Montenegro will continue to advocate constructive high-level dialogue through the activities of Minsk Group and respect for the UN resolutions and principles of territorial integrity and sovereignty of the Republic of Azerbaijan," Darmanovic told Trend.
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.
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