Egyptian company ceases cooperation with mobile operator in occupied territories
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 1 / Trend S. Agayeva /
After Azerbaijan's interference, the Egyptian mobile phone firm Vodafone Egypt has ceased cooperation with the Karabakh Telecom mobile operator illegally operating in the occupied territories.
After this cooperation was revealed, the Azerbaijani Embassy in Egypt sent a protest note to the Foreign Ministry.
It also held meetings with the ministry to discuss the issue.
In response to the appeal, the ministry officially announced the end of cooperation.
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 and the surrounding regions.