Stability in region remains delicate without solving Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Consul General
Azerbaijan, Baku, October 19 / Trend M. Aliyev /
Turkey-Armenia relations and stability in South Caucasus remain delicate given the lack of significant progress in solving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Azerbaijani Consul General to Los Angeles, Elin Suleymanov, said.
"It is early to speak about new routes of energy resources export without solving the conflict," Suleymanov's article posted in Washington Post said.
He said that the USA can promote achievement of real changes in South Caucasus by encouraging overwhelming regional settlement on the basis of stated adherence to intensify efforts to solve Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan lost all of Nagorno-Karabakh except for Shusha and Khojali in December 1991. In 1992-93, Armenian armed forces occupied Shusha, Khojali and 7 districts surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh. Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.