Anti-Armenian report’s author to visit Armenia and Azerbaijan’s occupied territories
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 2
By Seba Aghayeva - Trend:
Robert Walter, the author of an anti-Armenian report, a UK deputy in PACE, will in May visit Armenia and Azerbaijani territories occupied by Armenia, the Armenian media reported April 2, citing the Armenian parliament's vice-speaker, the head of Armenian delegation to PACE, Hermine Naghdalyan.
"He [Walter] appealed as a representative of the Council of Europe, as a British MP, who wants to visit the region. We will probably receive Walter, although our other decision to refuse to cooperate in the framework of this report remains in force," said Naghdalyan.
The British delegate to PACE is to prepare a report on the topic "The increase in violence in Nagorno-Karabakh and other occupied territories of Azerbaijan."
To this end, he visited Azerbaijan last month, while Armenia and the separatist regime of Nagorno-Karabakh decided to boycott his activities.
Walter is expected to present the materials collected in Azerbaijan at a meeting of the PACE Political Committee on April 20.
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.
Edited by CN
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