Azerbaijani MP to discuss with European colleagues attempt of putting into operation of Khojaly airport
Azerbaijan, Baku, Mar. 17 / Trend E. Mehdiyev /
Azerbaijani MP Azay Guliyev will discuss in the European Parliament Armenia's attempts to putting into operation of Khojaly airport and the fact of violence to two Azerbaijani students on February 26 in the French National Assembly , deputy told Trend himself.
According to the deputy, he will travel to Brussels to participate in the next meeting of the committee on social issues, education, culture and civil society Parliamentary Assembly of Euronest, held from March 18 to 21.
On the agenda of the meeting are the obligations under the resolution of " Development of Civil Society in the Eastern Partnership" adopted on last meeting of Euronest PA, to discuss the draft report on "Poverty and the fight against social exclusion in Eastern Europe", the theme of gender equality as a basic EU values, etc.
Guliyev also expected to participate in the public hearing of the Committee on Budgetary Affairs European Parliament entitled "Financing of the Eastern Partnership"
At the hearing will discussed future funding prospects of the Eastern Partnership in the 2014-2020 years and the problems arising in the implementation of grants allocated by the European Commission.
Inter-Parliamentary Union "Euronest" includes Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
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.