Azerbaijan accuses OSCE of postponing Nagorno-Karabakh resolution
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 20 / Trend A.Huseynbala /
The Azerbaijani delegation in the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly accused the organization of postponing the adoption of a report on the Nagorno-Karabakh problem.
"We have repeatedly raised the question of adopting a report on Nagorno-Karabakh. However, OSCE Special Representative on Nagorno-Karabakh and Special Envoy on Georgia Goran Lennmarker still has not made a report for discussion," Azerbaijani OSCE delegation member Eldar Ibrahimov told Trend today.
OSCE has delayed the adoption of a report on Nagorno-Karabakh for several years. Azerbaijan demands that Armenia be named as the occupying country in the document.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 surrounding districts. Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
"Lennmarker said he can make a report for discussion at the OSCE following the Minsk Group's resolution of the problem. We want the OSCE to mull the issue and give an assessment of Armenia's aggressive policy," the MP said.
According to the official, the OSCE and Council of Europe must make a decision on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
"The decision should point out that Armenia is the occupier. We demand from the OSCE such a decision," Ibrahimov said.
He said the report also must indicate the need to ensure the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan
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