Azerbaijan, Baku, March 9 / Trend , A. Huseynbala /
South Caucasus region, including
Azerbaijan, is the focus of the European Union's attention, Azerbaijani Parliament's MP believes.
"The EU has a special interest in the South Caucasus. Unfortunately, along with it the European Union does not demand of Armenia to end its aggression policy,"
New Azerbaijan Party Political Council member, MP Aydin Mirzazade said in an interview to the ruling party's website.
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.
The EU calls to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh problem based on international law are also unheeded. "If the EU wants resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, it must put pressure and influence on Armenia on the agenda," Mirzazade said.
EU pays serious attention to ensuring stability in the region, and solving Azerbaijan's problems. Therefore, issue of changing the status quo in connection with the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is updated," the MP said.
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