Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.16 / Trend, M. Aliyev /
Azerbaijanis and Armenians who will live together in Nagorno-Karabakh should discuss the conditions of their future coexistence, Azerbaijani Parliamentary Deputy Speaker Bahar Muradova told journalists on Wednesday.
The main goal of such a meeting between the Azerbaijani and Armenian communities of Nagorno-Karabakh is to discuss their future coexistence as Azerbaijani citizens, Muradova said.
"They should discuss how they see living together, to exchange views on governing the region, to take measures to eliminate mutual distrust," Muradova said.
While discussing the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Muradova made the proposal to hold a meeting between the two communities' representatives.
"Because we do not want to politicize these meetings and propose them as alternative to the negotiations," Muradova said.
The communities are scheduled to meet in Germany in late November.
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.