Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.15 / Trend, I. Isabalayeva /
World Tourism Organization Secretary General Taleb Rifai has expressed his attitude toward organizing info-tours by Armenia in Azerbaijan's occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region.
Rifai recalled in an interview with journalists in Baku that the World Tourism Organization is a specialized UN agency and its opinion coincides with the view of the United Nations, which is very important.
The World Tourism Organization calls on the conflict sides to resolve this problem as soon as possible, Rifai 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 per cent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven 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.