Representatives of Armenian Nagorno-Karabakh miss Berlin meeting
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 30 / Trend M. Aliyev /
The representatives of the Armenian community of Nagorno-Karabakh have not attended a meeting planned to be held in Berlin. The meeting called Dialogue Forum - Nagorno-Karabakh. Meeting of Azerbaijanis and Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh was held in Berlin on November 28, the Azerbaijani community of Nagorno-Karabakh public association told Trend today.
Despite the representatives of the Armenian community of Nagorno-Karabakh agreed to participate in the dialogue, they didn't turn up.
The meeting was held with the support of the Berlin Centre for Caspian Region Studies, the independent newspaper Evro Kavkaz and the German-Azerbaijani forum.
The forum was attended by representatives of the Azerbaijani community of Nagorno-Karabakh, MPs Rovshan Rzayev, Rasim Musabayov, Rector of the Baku Music Academy Farhad Badalbayli, the Effective Initiatives Centre political analyst Anar Usubov and the head physician of the Shusha Central Hospital Ramig Maharramov.
They stated that after the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is resolved, the Azerbaijani population is willing to live peacefully together with the Armenian population within Azerbaijan. Representatives from Armenia addressed the meeting.
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.