Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to be discussed at Caspian Forum in Turkey (PHOTO)
Turkey, Istanbul, October 2 /Trend, E. Huseynov/
The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict will be discussed during the upcoming international conferences of the Caspian Forum held by the Caspian Strategy Institute (HASEN), the Secretary General of HASEN Haldun Yavash said on Wednesday during a meeting with Azerbaijani journalists in Istanbul.
According to him, HASEN has already held the Caspian Forum in Istanbul, as well as in New York in late September during which the presentation of large economic regional projects such as the "Southern gas corridor", TANAP and TAP were given to important officials.
The Institute's plans include similar forums in Brussels, Moscow, Baku, as well as again in New York and Istanbul," he stressed.
According to the Secretary General of HASEN, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict will be brought up during discussion of regional security issues.
"We are presenting large economic projects initiated by Azerbaijan from all angles. Their implementation will lead to the strengthening of Azerbaijan's positions in the international arena. And this will eventually contribute to the just solution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict," Yavash said.
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.