Karabakh conflict should be resolved in accordance with int’l law – Uruguayan FM (PHOTO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 12
Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict should be resolved in accordance with the international law and resolutions of UN Security Council on this conflict should be fulfilled, Uruguayan Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa said.
He made the remarks during the meeting with Azerbaijani MPs who visited Uruguay on Mar.11.
Azerbaijan's parliamentary delegation, led by the head of Azerbaijan-Uruguay Interparliamentary Working Group Javanshir Feyziyev, included MPs Mukhtar Babayev, Asim Mollazade, Fuad Muradov and Aslan Jafarov, Azerbaijan's diplomatic mission in Uruguay told Trend on Mar.12.
During the meeting, Novoa said the occupation of one country's territory by another country is inadmissible, adding that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict should be resolved based on the principle of the territorial integrity of states.
Azerbaijani side, for its part, said that the settlement of this issue will allow to create sustainable and lasting peace in the region and ensure cooperation, integration and comprehensive development in the region.
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 US are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the UN Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.
During the meeting with Uruguayan foreign minister, Azerbaijani MPs also discussed the vectors of joint activities for the development of cooperation between the two countries.
Novoa said that Azerbaijan is a friendly country for Uruguay and the two countries effectively cooperate within international organizations.
He added that Uruguayan government is ready to further develop the relations with Azerbaijan.
Edited by SI