PACE chairman: Restoration of sub-committee on Nagorno-Karabakh discussed in PACE Bureau
France, Strasbourg, June 25 / Trend A. Maharramli /
The restoration of the activity of the Subcommittee on Nagorno-Karabakh was discussed in the PACE Bureau, PACE chairman Movlud Chavushoglu told Trend.
"Today I gave a report on the Sub-committee on Nagorno-Karabakh to the Bureau. As you know, I met with the heads and members of Azerbaijani and Armenian delegations June 23. No decision concerning the activity of the sub-committee was made at this meeting of the Bureau. I informed members of the Bureau about details of meetings with the delegations of both countries. Discussions on the activity of the Sub-committee will continue at the next meeting of the Bureau, " PACE President said.
PACE Sub-Committee on Nagorno-Karabakh has suspended its activity about a year ago in connection with the death of its chairman, 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 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 resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region and the occupied territories.