Egyptian company ceases cooperation in Azerbaijan's occupied territory
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 3 / Trend S. Agayeva /
The Egyptian mobile phone company Mobinil has suspended its cooperation with the Karabakh Telecom mobile operator in Azerbaijan's occupied territories.
After this cooperation was revealed, the Azerbaijani Embassy in Egypt sent a letter of protest to the Foreign Ministry and the Communications and IT Ministry.
In response, the Egyptian government officially announced the cooperation had ended.
Earlier, after the Azerbaijani diplomatic mission's intervention, another mobile phone company Vodafone Egypt stopped cooperation with this company.
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.