EU concerned about lack of progress in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec.7 / Trend, E.Mehdiyev /
The European Union is concerned about the lack of progress in the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the EU said in its statement voiced at the OSCE Ministerial Council in Dublin, Ireland.
The statement says that protracted conflicts in the Republic of Moldova, Georgia and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict continue to pose a serious threat to the common security.
"The European Union stresses the importance of renewed impetus to substantial progress in resolving protracted conflicts on the way to 2015," the statement says.
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.