Ambassador: Hungary recognizes Azerbaijan's territorial integrity and inviolability
Azerbijan, Baku, April 26 / S. Agayeva /
Hungary recognizes Azerbaijan's territorial integrity and inviolability. It is a supporter of resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on the basis of the norms and principles of the international law, Azerbaijani Ambassador to Hungary Vilayat Guliyev said.
"Hungary is a supporter of resolving the conflict on the basis of norms and principles of the international law, the territorial integrity," he said in an interview with Trend. "It stands for executing four UN resolutions related to the settlement of the conflict."
He said the issue is sensitive. It is also important for Hungary. As a result of two world wars in the 20th century, the country lost much of its territory.
Hungarians living in neighboring countries face difficulties. Thus, the problems faced by Azerbaijan are viewed with understanding, the ambassador said.
Hungary 's position on a fair solution to the conflict was reflected in the joint declaration adopted during the state visit of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to Budapest in February 2009, as well as the documents signed at the level of foreign ministers, he said.
After the parliamentary elections in the country on May 31 last year, a statement released by the Foreign Ministry of Hungary also supports Azerbaijan's just position on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, based on the international law.
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 peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.
At present, the Hungarian Parliament operates to adopt the draft resolution on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The author of the project is a member of the Parliament, Chairman of the Azerbaijani-Hungarian friendship group, deputy head of the Committee on International Relations of the Parliament Marton Dendesi.
He is included in the leadership of the Yobbik - for Best Hungary party. It is represented in the highest legislative body by 47 MPs. The project has been recently presented for the public sector and the media through the party.
T he project will be submitted for discussion to the Committee on International Relations of the Parliament soon. The Armenian propaganda machine mobilized all its forces and capabilities to prevent the adoption of this document now, the diplomat said.