EU ready to enhance its involvement in solving protracted conflicts
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 26 / Trend /
The European Union is ready to enhance its involvement in solving protracted conflicts, a report titled "A new response to a changing Neighbourhood" presented on May 25 says.
The EU would be ready to step up its involvement in formats where it is not yet represented, e.g. the OSCE Minsk Group on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the report says.
The EU intends to enhance its support for confidencebuilding and will also continue to oppose border changes brought about through use of military force.
The EU is also ready to develop, together with the relevant international organisations and key partners, post-conflict reconstruction scenarios, the report says.
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 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 region and the occupied territories.