Former Greek FM: Greece supports OSCE MG on Nagorno-Karabakh issue
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.5 / Trend, E.Tariverdiyeva /
Greece supports the OSCE Minsk Group on issue on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, former Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis, who is attending the Second Baku International Humanitarian Forum, told journalists on Friday.
"I am very sorry to say that we were close at the time to solving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, but unfortunately now there things are not moving," she said.
According to Bakoyannis, it is necessary to keep trying with the OSCE Minsk Group and with the international community so that the discord found its solution.
She also said that relations between Greece and Azerbaijan are excellent.
We have friendship and productive relationship," she said.
Baku International Humanitarian Forum is an authoritative science and political global platform to search answers for global challenges, which were faced by humanity in the 21st Century through the holding of a wide range of dialogues, exchanges of opinions and discussion on the most important issues of humanitarian cooperation.
Co-founders of the forum are President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Famous state figures, Nobel laureates, 15 ex-presidents, heads of various countries' governments, ministers, well-known figures in the fields of education, science and culture, are attending the event.
The first Baku International Humanitarian Forum under the slogan "XXI century: hopes and challenges" took place in October of 2011.
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.