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Minsk Group expected to make report to OSCE PA

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 12 May 2011 18:50 (UTC +04:00)
It is necessary for the OSCE Minsk Group to present a report on its activity to the Parliamentary Assembly of the organization, a member of the Azerbaijani delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Eldar Ibrahimov said at a meeting with OSCE PA chairman Petros Efthimiou, held in the Azerbaijani parliament.
Minsk Group expected to make report to OSCE PA

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 12 / Trend M. Aliyev /

It is necessary for the OSCE Minsk Group to present a report on its activity to the Parliamentary Assembly of the organization, a member of the Azerbaijani delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Eldar Ibrahimov said at a meeting with OSCE PA chairman Petros Efthimiou, held in the Azerbaijani parliament.

Efthimiou said that he will do his best to get the report from the Minsk group during the PA summer session, to be held in Belgrade.

He spoke about the importance of resolving the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict within the international law peacefully. He said that peace and stability in South Caucasus are important not only for the region, but also for Europe.

He said that the OSCE can play the role of the format that promotes peaceful conflict settlement.

During a meeting with Efthimiou Deputy Speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament Bahar Muradova stressed the importance of adopting a separate resolution on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict by the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.

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 the 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.

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