Azerbaijan, Baku /corr. Trend I.Alizade / The Chairman of the Karabakh Liberation Organization (KLO), Akif Nagi, said on 25 September in Baku that discussions which will take place at the 62nd session of the UN General Assembly with regards to the 'protracted conflicts' in GUAM countries will not influence the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. " Armenia should be recognized as occupant during the specially held session of the UN General Assembly. Only in this way is it possible to influence the settlement of the conflict," Nagi stressed.
The 62nd session of the UN General Assembly will cover the frozen conflicts in the territory of GUAM participating countries ( Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova).
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 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 active hostilities ended. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group ( Russia, France and USA) are currently holding peaceful negotiations.
The KLO chairman considers that Russia will not allow the UN to pass an anti-Armenian resolution.
The Karabakh Organization Committee (KLO) was founded in Baku on 28 January 2000 with the aim of conducting a public struggle for the liberation of Nagorno-Karabakh from the Armenian occupants. The organization, headed by Akif Nagi, a candidate in historical sciences, unites over 10,000 people, including outstanding representatives of intelligentsia, refugees and internally displaced people, youths, former veterans, senior ranking officers in reserve, as well as different social segments of the population.