Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 28 / Trend S. Agayeva /
The Foreign Ministry is investigating the fact of visiting Azerbaijani occupied territories by several members of the European parliament, spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Elkhan Polukhov told Trend.
"The relevant embassies will be instructed to consider this fact. If it is confirmed, these MPs will be included in the 'black list' of the ministry," Polukhov said.
Armenia Today reported that members of the European Parliament Damien Abad (European Peoples' Party), Michel Revaz (European Green Union), accompanied by expert of the European People's Party Nicolas Zilberglaid and head of the European Committee Hay Dat Hilda Choboyan visited the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.
A 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 UN Security Council resolutions stipulating the liberation of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding regions.