Azerbaijan, Baku / March 2 / corr Trend A. Huseynbala
Armenia will not achieve adoption of a document related to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict at the summer session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, Deputy Chairman of the Azerbaijani Parliament believes.
"We will undertake serious measures after the content of a document, which the Armenian delegation plans to submit to the summer session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, becomes known," Bahar Muradova, Deputy Parliamentary Speaker and head of the Azerbaijani parliamentary delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, told reporters on Tuesday.
The Armenian delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly plans to submit a document on nonuse of force in settlement of conflicts to the organization's summer session.
So far, the Armenian side has not presented any document, and that's why it is premature to take any steps. "We will express our position after the content of a document becomes available. But anyway, we are against adoption of a resolution or any other document at the summer session envisioning refusal from use of force in settlement of conflicts, and we will take our utmost to achieve it," Muradova said.
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.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region and the occupied territories.
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