SOCAR: European countries must support Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 23 / Trend A. Taghiyeva /
European countries must support Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, SOCAR head, MP Rovnag Abdullayev said in an interview with Turkish news agency Cihan today.
He said many British MPs have expressed support for Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
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 Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.