Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 11 /Trend, M.Aliyev/
Azerbaijan's ruling party considers it important to conduct investigation by the OSCE field assessment mission in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.
"The investigation of OSCE field assessment mission in the occupied Azerbaijani territories is a significant action. I suppose the unbiased fact-finding mission will be able to reveal a number of important facts to achieve fair solution to the conflict," Ali Ahmedov, deputy chairman of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party (NAP) said in an interview with party's official website.
"Azerbaijan has several times appealed to the appropriate international organizations, including OSCE Minsk Group. The facts of destruction of the occupied territories were revealed, Azerbaijan has expressed its objection to it. In order to achieve distinct promotion and notion of all this, the fact-finding mission must fulfill its task. These facts will inform that Armenia pursued aggressive policy in the most unpleasant forms, reveal the reality, create a very significant base for OSCE Minsk Group to make a fair decision," he said.
Ali Ahmadov considers that this mission will significantly assist in the Minsk Group process of resolution, give well-founded answer to the pretexts, provocative actions of the Armenian side.
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.