Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 11 / Trend T. Hajiyev /
Kiro Manoyan, head of the headquarters of Armenian Revolutionary Federation Dashnaktsutiun's Hay Dat office, considers it necessary to establish trust between the civil societies of Armenia and Azerbaijan.
He said that both countries hold negotiations to resolve the Nagorno Karabakh conflict now. But it is necessary to create an atmosphere of trust between civil societies of both countries to achieve success.
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 U.S. - are currently holding negotiations to resolve the dispute.
Armenia has failed to implement U.N. Security Council resolutions stipulating the liberation of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding regions.
Manoyan expressed confidence that the peaceful talks will give results.
He attends a regional conference of the Socialist International in the CIS, the Caucasus and the Caspian Basin, started in Baku on Monday.