Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict to be Discussed UN General Assembly

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 11 September 2008 12:20 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 11 September/ Trend , corr R. novruzov/ Nagorno-Karabakh conflict will be discussed in UN General Assembly.

Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov will make a report on the situation of resolution Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict in the 63rd session of UN General Assembly which will be opened in New York on 16 September, Agshin Mehdiyev, permanent representative of Azerbaijan to UN said to Trend by telephone from New York.

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.

"Azerbaijani Foreign Minister will touch upon situation in South Caucasus and impact of 'frozen conflicts' on security in the region," Mehdiyev said.

The situation in South Caucasus will be separately discussed in New York in the meeting of Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkey. Russian foreign minister may also join them. The meeting will be held within the 63rd session of UN General Assembly.

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