Azerbaijani deputy speaker: OSCE Minsk Group’s last statement addressed to Armenia
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 29 / Trend M. Aliyev /
The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen's statement on the inactivity and the statements, which may worsen the positions of the parties of the conflict, has been addressed to Armenia, which wants to open the airport in the occupied territories, Azerbaijani deputy chairman of the Azerbaijani Parliament Bahar Muradova told media today.
"Armenia's action is a provocation aimed at aggravating the situation," Muradova said.
Muradova said that the commitment to the peace talks has been voiced by the two parties, but the process shows its course.
"Besides showing an interest in resolving the conflict, OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen must exert more efforts to complete the process positively, influence on Armenia for it to abandon its non-constructive position," Muradova 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.