OSCE Minsk Group imitates talks: Azerbaijani delegation deputy head in PACE
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 25 / Trend K. Zarbaliyeva /
Azerbaijani delegation deputy head in PACE accuses OSCE Minsk Group of imitating talks to solve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
"Minsk Group has been operating for 15 years. It has failed to contribute in solving the conflict within this period. It was busy with making tourist visits to the region. By exerting constant pressure on Azerbaijan, the international community insists on the need to solve the conflict within Minsk Group. But Azerbaijan can not hope for solving the conflict within Minsk Group," Azerbaijani delegation deputy head in PACE, MP Gultekin Hajibayli told media today.
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.
"Today, the power but not the law rules the world. From this point of view, ways of solving the conflict are connected with powerful Azerbaijani state, army and economy, our diplomacy and solidarity of our people.
We face now and will face with the international organizations' pressure.
We must be strong to resist this pressure," MP said.
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