Azerbaijani Deputy speaker: Armenia stalls talks on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 20 / Trend E. Mehdiyev /
Armenia is exerting efforts to persuade foreign countries to recognise a puppet regime in Nagorno-Karabakh, but these efforts will not bring any results, deputy speaker of the Azerbaijani parliament Bahar Muradova said today.
The talks on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict have stalled because of Armenia, Muradova told media.
Regarding the visit of the chairman of the House of Representatives of Uruguay's parliament to Nagorno-Karabakh, she said that she supports the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry's position in this regard.
"Uruguay's attitude to this issue is also known," she said. "They tried to explain their actions. Anyway, we see the contradictions and inconsistencies between their official position and real actions. We believe that Uruguay will try to regulate its activity in accordance with international laws and inter-state relations."
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 surrounding regions.