Youth of European People’s Party calls on EU member states about Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.13 / Trend, I.Isabalayeva/
A resolution on European energy security was adopted during the meeting of the Council of Youth of the European People's Party (YEPP) in Tirana, Albania on February 9, 2013. Azerbaijan's role in this field was underlined in the document and it condemned Armenia's occupation of Azerbaijani territories, European Azerbaijan Society told Trend on Wednesday.
There was also a call on EU member states in the resolution. It requests the states "to call on the Armenian government to end the occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh and parts of Azerbaijani territory. Nagorno-Karabakh is an integral part of Azerbaijan, the inviolability of its borders and the security of the population living in the border region must be fully ensures without delay.
"Unfortunately, the negotiations of the OSCE in the context of the so-called "Minsk group" have not been successful so far. International law must be urgently re-established in the region by the restoration of Azerbaijani control of the whole of its internationally-recognized territory," the resolution says.
YEPP is the official youth wing of the European People's Party; it brings together over 57 Centre-Right youth political organizations from over 39 countries all over Europe. Founded in 1997, YEPP is now the largest political youth organization in Europe.
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.