Azerbaijani MP: Armenian side does not take any steps to resolve Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
France, Strasbourg, June 20 /Trend, A.Maharramli/
The Armenian delegation's actions against the decision of PACE and its Bureau in fact demonstrates that the Armenian side does not intend to take any steps to resolve the conflict, a member of the Azerbaijani delegation to the PACE Ganira Pashayeva said on the first working day of the PACE summer session during the discussion of "Progressive Report" of PACE, prepared by the Polish MP Darius Lipinsk
Pashayeva focused attention on events occurring in the South Caucasus.
"Naturally all of us are seriously concerned over the events occurring today in Libya and Syria, but current events and the tragedy of people in the South Caucasus, which is part of the Council of Europe, should not cause less concern. According to the principles of our organization, one member country of the Council of Europe can not occupy the territory of another member country of organization. But before everyone's eyes, Armenia has occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijani territories and expelled about one million Azerbaijanis from their lands. The PACE resolution adopted in 2005 has not implemented by the Armenian side. The resolution requires Armenia to withdraw from Azerbaijan's occupied territories. As known, upon the decision of the Assembly, an ad hoc committee on Nagorno-Karabakh has been established. We support the creation of this committee and have stated that we are ready for discussions and dialogue to on the conflict resolution within of this ad hoc committee. Because we are interested in the settlement of the conflict. But the Armenian delegation, acting against the decision of PACE and its Bureau, refuses to participate in its work. In addition to being disrespectful to the decisions of the Assembly, it also demonstrates that the Armenian side does not intend to take any steps to resolve the conflict and does not want dialogue and discussion in this direction. We are waiting for a decisive position on this issue from the PACE. The Council of Europe has to say "enough" to this disrespect," she added.