Azerbaijani ruling party: Hollande may be active in resolving Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 8 / Trend M.Aliyev /
Francois Hollande may be active in resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, New Azerbaijan Party official, MP Mubariz Gurbanli told Trend on Tuesday.
On May 6 the candidate of the Socialist Party, Francois Hollande, won the presidential election in France.
"I hope that after anti-Turkic actions and statements by Sarkozy, which didn't yield any result, Hollande will have a clear opinion on the matter," he added.
The MP also noted that the solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict depends not on the co-chairs and the co-chairing countries, but on the joint activity of the co-chairs. "If the three countries at the same time put pressure on Armenia, you can get the result," he said.
Gurbanli said that in the first period after coming to power, the Socialists' focus will be on the economic issues. "Hollande will try to fulfill given promises and will direct more power to solve economic problems," he 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 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.