Azerbaijan, Baku, 9 April / corr Trend I.Alizade / Azerbaijan will submit an issue on situation around the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to agenda of the spring session of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council Europe (PACE).
"The Azerbaijani delegation will demand clarification from the countries which came out against or abstained during the voting for the 'Resolution on situation in the occupied territory of Azerbaijan' at the UN General Assembly," MP Gultakin Hajiyeva, the deputy chairman of Azerbaijani delegation to the PACE, said in talks with journalists on 9 April.
On 14 March the UN General Assembly supported the 'Resolution on Situation in Occupied Territories of Azerbaijan', which was presented by the Azerbaijani side. Most CE member-countries abstained from voting. Furthermore, the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, the United States, Russia and France voted against the Resolution. Some 39 countries voted for and seven countries against the resolution and 100 members abstained from voting.
The resolution requires an immediate, complete and unconditional withdrawal of all Armenian Armed Forces from the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.
Meanwhile, Baku sent an inquiry to OSCE to receive information about replacement of co-chairing countries, or the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs themselves. Azerbaijan also protested to India, which voted against the resolution.
Hajiyeva said that Azerbaijani delegation will inform the PACE about the essence of the Resolution at the UN.
PACE spring session will be held in Strasbourg from 14 to 18 April.
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.
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