Azerbaijani political scientist: Armenia should blame itself for closed borders
Azerbaijan, Baku, October 31 /Trend M. Aliyev/
It is Yerevan own fault that the borders are closed, Azerbaijani political scientist, Professor of Western University Fikret Sadikhov said during the multimedia teleconference Moscow-Kiev- Kishinev -Baku-Yerevan-Astana on "Perspectives of integration processes in the post-Soviet space."
If there aren't occupied territories, well-known conflict, large numbers of refugees, then the relationship would be as before 90th, Sadikhov said.
Note that during a teleconference director of the Armenian branch of the CIS Institute, political scientist Alexander Markarov said the closed borders of Armenia are an obstacle to integration in the CIS.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 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 the 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.