Discussions Regarding Unresolved Conflicts at UN General Assembly due on 3 October
Azerbaijan, Baku / corr Trend corr S.Agayeva / Discussions on unresolved conflicts in the territory of member-countries of Organization for Democracy and Economic Development - GUAM at the 62nd session of the UN General Assembly has been scheduled for 3 October. Elmar Mammadyarov, the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, said on 13 September that he is going to give a speech on the unresolved conflicts.
Prior to that, however, the foreign ministers of GUAM ( Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova) will meet in New York on 29 September to mutually coordinate the proceedings.
The issue of unresolved conflicts in the territory of GUAM will be discussed at the General Assembly at Azerbaijan's initiative. Azerbaijan will attempt to inform the international community of the truth about the Azerbaijani-Armenian conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.
The conflict between the two countries of South Caucasus began in 1988 due to territorial claims by Armenia against Azerbaijan. Armenia has occupied 20% of the Azerbaijani land including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and its seven surrounding Districts. Since 1992, these territories have been under the occupation of the Armenian Forces. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement at which time the active hostilities ended. The Co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group ( Russia, France and USA) are currently holding peaceful negotiations.
Armenia is totally against the subject of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict being considered at the UN.