Armenian MP: Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution will take a few weeks in case of compromise between parties
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 2 / Trend, M.Aliyev /
Armenian MP Vahan Hovhannisyan said that resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict will take a few weeks in the case of a compromise between the parties.
"When the parties come to a consensus on compromise, the resolution of the conflict will only take a few weeks," head of the Armenian delegation Hovhannisyan told journalists at the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly's second session in Azerbaijan's capital Baku.
"I think the problem has a peaceful solution," Hovhannisyan said. He stressed that the status quo in the conflict cannot last forever, but "such peace is better than war".
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 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.