Azerbaijani FM: Uruguay supports Azerbaijan's territorial integrity

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 10 September 2011 12:45 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept.10 / Trend, S.Agayeva /

Uruguay respects international law principles and supports Azerbaijan's territorial integrity, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry's official representative Elman Abdullayev told Trend.

The Uruguayan Foreign Minister Luis Almagro stood for recognition of the separatist region in Nagorno Karabakh while commenting on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict at a meeting on the Armenian-Uruguayan relations initiated by the Armenian National Committee of America in South America and Uruguay-Armenia parliamentary group on Friday, Armenian media outlets reported.

"The Azerbaijani Embassy in Buenos Aires is clarifying the situation and has already contacted the Uruguayan Foreign Ministry. While speaking to our ambassador in Buenos Aires Mammad Ahmadzade, Uruguayan Deputy Foreign Minister R. Carreras confirmed that Uruguay respects the principles of international law, supports Azerbaijan's territorial integrity, as well as mediatory activity of the OSCE Minsk Group," Abdullayev told Trend.
Obviously, the information was disseminated by the Armenian news sites, historically, we have witnessed distortion of information by the Armenian media outlets, who always try to pass the desirable for reality, he added.

Abdullayev once again said that the Azerbaijani Embassy in Argentina continues to be closely engaged in clarifying the situation.

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.