OSCE PA urges for greater efforts to resolve Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
Azerbaijan , Baku, 10 July / Trend, R.Darakhshan /
The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly has called for greater efforts within the Organization to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, says the final declaration of the OSCE PA annual session which ended Sunday in Belgrade.
"The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly deplores the recent increase in tension around Nagorno-Karabakh, and urges that increased political efforts be made within the OSCE to settle the unresolved conflicts in Nagorno-Karabakh, as well as in Moldova and Georgia", says the document placed on the official website of the Assembly.
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.