Azerbaijani parliament urges OSCE to fulfill its obligations
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 3 / Trend T. Hajiyev /
Vice-Speaker of the Azerbaijani parliament urged the OSCE to fulfill its obligations.
"The OSCE and its bodies must observe its obligations. One of these obligations is the timely publication of the report of the OSCE assessment mission. It conducted monitoring in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan ", deputy chairman of the Azerbaijani parliament Bahar Muradova said in an interview with the official website of the New Azerbaijan Party.
It is known that the question on the visit of the assessment mission to the region appeared on the eve of discussing the situation in Azerbaijani occupied territories in the UN General Assembly, she said.
"After the proposal on this mission, was made, the Azerbaijani side postponed discussing of this document at the UN. I think that announcing the report also hampers the UN activity in this direction. If the report is announced, the information on the occupied territories will be more complete. This may be an important document for the reference both during negotiations and debates in international organizations ", she said.
She said that the OSCE assessment mission, which has monitored the occupied territories of Azerbaijan, completed its work long ago.
"The mission was to announce a report on the monitoring results last year. Unfortunately, it has not been done. Nothing was told about the reasons," she said.
She said that the community of our country is well aware about the situation existing in the occupied territories.
"However, the report of the mission is important for Azerbaijan, because the facts indicated in the report will once again inform the world community about the essence of the Armenian occupation and measures implemented in the occupied territories that contrary to the international law", she said.
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 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 and surrounding regions.