EU Special Envoy not Exclude Possibility to Visit Occupied Azerbaijani Territories
Azerbaijan, Baku, 3 June /corr. Trend M.Aliyev / European Union's Special Representative for South Caucasus, Peter Semneby, does not exclude the possibility to visit occupied Azerbaijani territories if the conflicting sides give consent.
"If the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict sides give consent, I can visit Nagorno-Karabakh," Semneby said.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries appeared in 1988 due to Armenian territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenia has occupied 20% of the Azerbaijani lands including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and its seven surrounding districts. Since 1992 to the present time, these territories have been under Armenian occupation. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a cease-fire agreement at which time the active hostilities ended. The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group ( Russia, France and USA) are holding peaceful negotiations.