UN to discuss Situation Around Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict
United Nations will discuss the situation in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan on 14 March. Baku has introduced a draft resolution to the General Assembly requesting confirmation of its territorial borders and a right to Nagorno-Karabakh and its surrounding regions, RIA Novosti said.
The draft document, which will be put to the vote, read "The General Assembly once again states that no state must recognize the legal situation that has appeared as a result of the occupation of Azerbaijan Republic territories and must not contribute to maintaining the situation".
The document stresses the need for immediate, complete and unconditional withdrawal of the Armenian Armed Forces from all occupied territories of Azerbaijan Republic.
The conflict between the two countries of the South Caucasus began in 1988 due to Armenian territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Since 1992, Armenian Armed Forces have occupied 20% of Azerbaijan including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and its seven surrounding districts. 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 the US) are currently holding peaceful negotiations.