Embassy: Egypt interested in security and stability in South Caucasus
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 26 / Trend S.Agayeva /
The Arab Republic of Egypt gives a great interest for security and stability of the Caucasus region as a part of security of the whole region, and reaffirms its position of the importance of settlement of disputes by peaceful way in accordance with principles of international law and in the context of international legality, the country's embassy in Azerbaijan reported.
Egypt is pursuing closely the ongoing efforts to solve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and particularly the efforts of Minsk Group of OSCE and is looking forward for the success of these efforts to solve the conflict and to achieve peace in accordance with the relevant resolutions of Security Council of United Nations, the statement reads.
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.