Director General: ISESCO supports Azerbaijan’s right to restore its occupied territories
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.4 / Trend, E.Mehdiyev /
The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) strongly supports the right of the Republic of Azerbaijan to restore its occupied territories and Nagorno-Karabakh, ISESCO Director General Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, who is attending Baku International Humanitarian Forum, told journalists on Thursday.
"This is an occupation against the international law, against the resolution of the UN Security Council and it is against the facts of history," he said.
Altwaijri said he advises all those who are participating in this forum, who are caring of the peace and security in this part of the world to support the just position of the Republic of Azerbaijan in restoring its occupied territories. This occupation is illegal, it is inhuman, he added.
With regard to opening an airport in Khankendi, Altwaijri said that ISESCO is against the launching the airport in Khankendi by Armenia and against changing the nature of the region, because it is part of the Republic of Azerbaijan historically, culturally and legally.
"What Armenians are doing is absolutely illegal," he said. According to him, this will lead to more terrible in the region.
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.