Nagorno-Karabakh conflict discussed at Netherlands Defense Academy
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 8 / Trend M. Aliyev /
Azerbaijani ambassador to the Netherlands Fuad Iskenderov met with teachers and students of the Academy of National Defense, the Azerbaijani embassy in the Netherlands told Trend.
In his remarks Iskenderov spoke about the prospects for cooperation in security at the international and regional levels, and informed about the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, emphasizing the destructive position of Armenia in the conflict resolution process.
The economic development of Azerbaijan, its role in regional and international projects was also discussed.
After the meeting, the representative of the Defense Academy, Lieutenant-Colonel Marcel de Haas expressed his appreciation to the Azerbaijani diplomat for the meeting and the detailed information.
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 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.