PACE: Nagorno-Karabakh Subcommittee remains urgent issue
France, Strasbourg, June 21 / Trend, A. Maharramli /
Resuming the activity of the Nagorno-Karabakh Subcommittee is an urgent issue, PACE President Movlud Cavusoglu said at a press conference on the eve of the organization's summer session.
"I think it is possible to resume the subcommittee's activity during the current PACE session," he said. "This is an urgent issue. I intend to meet with the heads of the Azerbaijani and the Armenian delegations to PACE, as well as the members of these delegations."
According to Cavusoglu, a report will be submitted before making a concrete decision on the matter at a bureau meeting June 25.
The subcommittee suspended its activity in connection with the death of its former head Lord Russell Johnston.
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 seven surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the United States - 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.