Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 27 /Trend M. Aliyev/
Azerbaijan and European Parliament have to put mutual efforts for settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict, Slovenian former foreign minister, member of European Parliament Ivo Vajgl said during international conference on 'Construction of bridges' held in Baku on Thursday.
We support Azerbaijani critique towards international organizations and consider that Minsk group has to do more for conflict settlement", he said.
In Vajgl's words, European Parliament and international law support Azerbaijan's position in Nagorno Karabakh conflict.
"Azerbaijan has rights to expect more efforts from European Parliament in settlement of conflict, and European parliament has to take action on this issue", he noted.
"Azerbaijan and European Parliament have to accomplish lots of work. Our position is based on necessity of respect towards Azerbaijan's fair position and towards retrieval of its sovereignty.
The refugees and internally displaces persons have to return to their homes and their lands, they have to be provided with additional rights", Vajgl noted.
The deputy said, Azerbaijan has great ambitions, which enable its important role on international arena today
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.