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Nagorno-Karabakh problem discussed with Deputy UN Secretary General (PHOTO)

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 31 May 2011 13:18
Ganira Pashayeva, a member of the Azerbaijani Parliamentary Delegation to the Council of Europe, met with United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro.
Nagorno-Karabakh problem discussed with Deputy UN Secretary General (PHOTO)

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 31 / Trend K.Zarbaliyeva /

Ganira Pashayeva, a member of the Azerbaijani Parliamentary Delegation to the Council of Europe, met with United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro.

The sides met in the framework of the International Women Leaders' Conference focused on the issue of 'Women, Science and Technology' in the Israeli city of Haifa.

Pashayeva presented to Migiro the materials which reflect acts of vandalism and genocide committed in the Azerbaijani territories which were occupied by Armenia. Shown were dozens of Azerbaijani captives held as hostages in Armenia and the destruction of historic, cultural and religious monuments and cemeteries on the Azerbaijani territory occupied by Armenia.

The Azerbaijanis expect greater effort by the UN leadership to execute the four resolutions adopted by the UN Security Council, she said.

She informed Migiro that about one million refugees and IDPs, about 100,000 women refugees and IDPs, are waiting for the UN leadership to show even greater effort to restore their rights violated by Armenia.

Pashayeva asked the UN official to put more effort into restoring the violated rights of Azerbaijani women refugees and IDPs, who have been unable to return to their homes for more than 20 years.

Migiro said it is important to exchange views on refugees and IDPs and that more efforts would be made in solving their problems.

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.

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