Azerbaijan, Baku, March 12 / Trend A.Huseynbala /
Delays in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict create a dangerous situation and there is a risk that it could lead to great wars, Deputy Executive Secretary of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party (NAP), MP Mubariz Gurbanli , believes.
"All this has forced OSCE to act. Visit of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President and the OSCE Special Representative for the Nagorno-Karabakh problem to the region is a result of this intensive diplomacy," he told to the NAP's official web site.
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.
There is an increasing intensity in the negotiation process on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. "It is not accidental. These all base on Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev's policy that has a flexible and aggressive character. Of course, OSCE, which is required to comply with mediation in the settlement of the conflict, observed Aliyev's recent statement on changing the status quo," he added.
The Azerbaijani representatives support the relevance of this issue at all OSCE activities. "These visits are important in terms of a detailed study of the situation in the region in connection with the conflict by OSCE official," he said.
Recalling the statement of special representative Goran Lennmarker that "the Karabakh issue should be resolved soon, otherwise this conflict can lead to large-scale war in the region, Gurbanli said that it is in the nature of prevention."Breach of peace in the region and the beginning of the war opposes the OSCE basic principles and in general, does not correspond to the steps taken towards establishing peace and security worldwide. The international community should take serious steps to stop the aggressive policy of Armenia," he noted.
NAP was established by the chairman of the Supreme Majlis of Nakhchivan Heydar Aliyev in 1992. The current President Ilham Aliyev is the chairman of the Party which has been ruling for already 17 years.
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