Baku, Azerbaijan, June 16
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
NATO will continue its efforts in helping sides of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to reach agreement, the president of NATO Parliamentary Assembly Hugh Bailey said on Monday at the opening ceremony of "Rose-Roth" seminar in Baku.
According to Bailey, the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict can not be resolved by military means.
"Azerbaijan is located in a complex region. Nagorno-Karabakh conflict can only be resolved by compromise. In turn, NATO will continue its efforts to ensure that parties of the conflict will come to an agreement," - he said.
NATO PA President also expressed satisfaction that the seminar is attended by Armenian delegation.
NATO Parliamentary Assembly's 86th seminar "Rose-Roth" on the topic "South Caucasus: Challenges and opportunities" has kicked off on Monday in Baku.
It should be noted, that the seminar is attended by representatives of Armenia.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan.
As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The two countries 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.