Azerbaijan Demand OSCE Parliamentary Assembly to Recognize Armenia as Aggressive State
Azerbaijan, Baku, 9 January / Trend corr. I.Alizade / Azerbaijan demand the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly to recognize Armenia as an agressive state.
"The Azerbaijani Delegation to the PACE repeatedly raised the issue to discuss the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and to recognize Armenia as an aggressive country, during the sessions. However, the Parliamentary Assembly leadership denies to recognize Armenia as an aggressive country," MP Eldar Ibrahim, a member of the Azerbaijani Delegation to OSCE PA and the chairman of the permanent Parliamentary Commission on Agrarian Policy, stated to Trend agency.
The conflict between the two countries of the South Caucasus began in 1988, due to the Armenian territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Since 1992, the Armenian Armed Forces have occupied 20% of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and its seven neighbouring districts. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement which ended the active hostilities. The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group ( Russia, France, and the US) are currently holding the peaceful negotiations.
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe recognized Armenia as an aggressive country, by passing the resolution 1416 in January 2005.
According to Ibrahimov, in February, the Azerbaijani Delegation will raise the Nagorno-Karabakh problem, the issue for consideration in the session of the OSCE PA in Vena. Azerbaijan has six members in the OSCE PA.