Nagorno Karabakh must become space for dialogue

Nagorno Karabakh must become space for dialogue

Azerbaijan, Baku, July 9 /Trend E.Mehdiyev/

The OSCE Minsk Group's mediators have inhibited the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Despite the fact that they are based on politics, opportunities to speak to the press and the big powers, they can not hide it, Director of the Center of Political Innovations and Technologies Mubariz Ahmedoglu told Trend.

"The official intermediaries strongly rejected all the steps taken to create a dialogue between the Armenians of Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijanis living here," Ahmedoglu said.

He noted that the denial of the mediators of dialogue between the Armenian and Azerbaijani communities of Nagorno-Karabakh is contrary to the philosophy of settlement, prepared by them. According to the Madrid principles, the status of Nagorno-Karabakh will be determined by the population of Nagorno-Karabakh - Armenians living there now, and Azeris once lived there.

"Currently the mediators do not prepare such a dialogue and even oppose the preparations of other structures. Mediators, who fear to meet with the Azerbaijani community of Nagorno-Karabakh, are demonstrating their dependence on the Armenians," the analyst said.

The authority of the current de-facto leaders of Nagorno-Karabakh is 27 percent, he said. "Even in the last period of subordination to Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh leadership did not have such a low-prestige and respect. It means that the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh declared war to the current leaders. Respectful attitude of intermediaries to terrorists, who created the Nagorno-Karabakh military-police regime, expelling the Azerbaijani population and turning the Armenian population into the hostages, is doubtful," Ahmedoglu said.

In his opinion, the only option to prevent war is the transformation of the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh in the space for dialogue. Along with the Azerbaijani and Armenian communities of Nagorno-Karabakh, the respective representatives of Azerbaijan and Armenia may also discuss a peaceful settlement of the conflict and find a solution.

After reaching an agreement, Azerbaijani and Armenian businessmen will be able to hold consultations on the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh on investments and other economic projects. Azerbaijani and Armenian businessmen, first and foremost, can begin the implementation of joint economic projects in Nagorno-Karabakh, the analyst said.

He said the pattern "There is no alternative to peaceful settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict" now creates the opposite effect.

"There is an alternative to "only a peaceful settlement" of the conflict - a resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict by military means. If it is not possible through peaceful means, war will be possible. Current situation dictates a solution to the conflict, rather than vice versa. The only way that prevents the transformation of the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh in the arena of war is to make Nagorno-Karabakh an arena for dialogue. EU should promptly and comprehensively assist the OSCE Minsk Group in this," Ahmedoglu 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.

Subscribe to Trend in Google News! Subscribe
Buta Airways to Resume Flights from Baku to Kazan and Ufa
Buta Airways to Resume Flights from Baku to Kazan and Ufa
Azercosmos OJSC announces tender
Azercosmos OJSC announces tender
Baku Transport Agency talks details of bus accident on Zikh highway
Baku Transport Agency talks details of bus accident on Zikh highway
Loading Bars
Integration of road bridge across Astarachay River into "North-South" ITC to benefit entire region - expert
Georgia’s commercial banks increase net loans issuance
Kazakhstan cancels launch of methanol & olefin plant in Mangystau
AT&T profit beats estimates on strong streaming growth
Azerbaijan records decrease in loans issued for industry and manufacturing
India better placed to meet challenges: Ram Nath Kovind
Iranian president expresses openness to direct talks with US
Azerbaijan's MFA congratulates India on occasion of India's Republic Day
Azerbaijan's TABIB recommends booster COVID-19 vaccination to further strengthen immunity
Azerbaijani defense minister continues official visit to Iran (PHOTO)
No one should doubt that new legislation on media in Azerbaijan will meet modern developments - Azerbaijani Media Dev't Agency
Azerbaijan's Rabitabank discloses net profit for 2021
SOCAR’s production union overfulfills production plan
Armenian PM Pashinyan tests positive for COVID-19
Iran reveals trade turnover with Caspian Sea countries
Hualing FIZ CEO talks new projects launched in 2021 (Exclusive)
SOCAR Carbamide’s revenues grow six-fold
STAR Refinery, Petkim see significant increase in recycling rate
Turkmenistan's Halkbank opens tender for audit
Russian companies submitted 14 applications for participation in restoration of Azerbaijan’s liberated territories - ambassador
SOCAR Turkey talks on prospects for new line of production at Petkim
Baku preparing to host FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Cup
Uzbekistan notes overall increase in exports within 2021
Ambassador Bocharnikov talks increased number of Russia-Azerbaijan flights
Remains of Armenian soldier found in Azerbaijan’s liberated Jabrayil district
Moscow shares Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev's approach, vision on trilateral working group - ambassador
Kazakh project for copper-gold deposit dev't may receive nuclear-powered icebreaker
Ambassador talks expected visits of Russia's businessmen to Azerbaijan
Bank of Georgia allocates funds to local shoemaking company for exporting goods to US
Russian ambassador talks upcoming 20th anniversary meeting of Russia-Azerbaijan intergovernmental commission
Russian ambassador assesses work of LUKOIL in Azerbaijan
Turkmenistan's Turkmenhimiya to buy equipment via tender
Meetings of Azerbaijani, Armenian public figures to contribute to normalization of ties – Russian ambassador
Russian ambassador talks trade-economic cooperation between '3+3' countries (PHOTO)
Turkmenbashi oil refineries extends tender for hydrogen production unit construction
Russian ambassador comments on possibility of Azerbaijan joining EAEU
India Emerges as a Global Actor during the Pandemic Crisis
Russia highly appreciates Azerbaijan's position on normalization of regional situation - ambassador
Uzbek Commodity Exchange announces weekly quotes of commodities for export
Georgia’s Hualing FIZ to sign agreement on area expansion (Exclusive)
S.Korea's daily COVID-19 cases surge as new testing scheme begins
Uzbekistan proposes initiative to ensure free trade
Volume of Russian investments in Azerbaijan unveiled - ambassador
Blast in Greek capital damages buildings, one injured
JV in Kazakhstan to engage electric engine repair services via tender
Kazakhstan’s oil producing company opens tender to remove hazardous drilling waste
Kazakhstan’s vice minister of ecology, head of "Operator ROP" company detained
Turkmenistan launches unified trading platform for entrepreneurs
Azerbaijan discloses districts with highest cotton yield
Power outage in Uzbekistan leads to decrease in gas production
Kazakhstan shares data on Samruk-Kazyna Sovereign Wealth Fund's debt
Axpo Holding places first sustainability-linked bond
Azerbaijani oil prices up
Uzbekneftegaz JSC resumes operation of its enterprises and plants following large-scale blackout
‘Nar’ takes the title of Azerbaijan champion (PHOTO)
Georgia reports new record high COVID-19 cases
Germany to support development of Azerbaijan's private sector
Turkmenistan ready to boost natural gas supplies to China
Uzbekistan's Tashkent Metro resumes operations
Kazakhstan introduces anti-terrorist operation regime in Almaty's district
ITU talks areas of cooperation with Turkmenistan
Azerbaijan proves to be reliable partner in large scale energy projects – GECF
Azerbaijan to export saffron to Arab countries
Russian stocks open higher on Wednesday
Azerbaijani Central Bank receives ISO/IEC certificate on information security management
Liabilities of Georgia’s commercial banks up
Azerbaijani currency rates for January 26
Azerbaijani transport, communications sector lending down in 2021
Azerbaijan records increase in number of loans issued in trade and service sector
Azerbaijan preparing bill to further strengthen material and technical base of armed forces
IGB joins PRISMA platform
Volume of problem loans decreases in Azerbaijani banks in 2021
Subsidies for poultry farms to increase in Uzbekistan
Oil dips on profit-taking ahead of Fed update
Iran to support women's empowerment plans
Peru PM tests positive for COVID-19
Georgia, Poland to co-op in railway sector under EU-funded project
U.S. Coast Guard searching for 39 missing off Florida
Turkey confirms 76,341 daily COVID-19 cases
US approves major arms sale to Egypt
Scientists take aim at Omicron
U.S. House Speaker Pelosi announces reelection bid in 2022 midterms
James Webb Space Telescope reaches observation post a million miles from Earth
Microsoft offers strong forecast, lifting shares
Americans need to lift sanctions before call for direct talks
Over 10 mln children in U.S. infected with COVID-19
Number of COVID-19 cases worldwide exceeds 350 mln
Qatar's emir to visit Washington on Jan. 31
Airbus to create own airline to rent out whale plane
Closure of Istanbul Airport extended
White House says Biden is open to engaging with Putin but no talks are planned
Kazakhstan unveils foreign trade structure with EAEU countries for 11M2021
Israel's president says to make "historic visit" to UAE
Uzbekistan sets up government commission to study major power outage
IMF downgrades 2022 global growth forecast to 4.4 pct amid Omicron surge
Turkey starts giving Turkovac as booster shot to BioNTech recipients
Azerbaijan, Iran discuss prospects for development of military cooperation (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan Defense Minister meets with Chief of General Staff of Armed Forces of Iran (PHOTO)
Pfizer, BioNTech start clinical trial of Omicron-specific COVID-19 vaccine
Number of infections with Omicron COVID-19 strain keeps growing in Azerbaijan
All news