Azerbaijani Community of Nagorno-Karabakh does not exclude possibility of war
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 25 / Trend /
Azerbaijani Army can liberate the Azerbaijani lands from the occupation.
If peace talks fail, there is no doubt that the Azerbaijani army will liberate our country's territories from the Armenian occupation in a short period of time, MP Elman Mammadov, member of the Board of "Azerbaijani Community of Nagorno-Karabakh Region of the Azerbaijan Republic" Public Union, said in an interview to the official website of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party.
"Thanks to the President's care our armed forces have reinforced more, an army has been created that meets the international standards. It is no coincidence that defense costs in the state budget is more than three billion dollars," Mammadov said.
According to Mammadov, the parliament adopted laws on this sphere.
"There is a strong legal basis in the army building. Also, the parliament adopted progressive laws on the improvement of social condition of militaries," he said.
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.