Baku, Azerbaijan, May 22
The part of the declaration on EU's role in resolving conflicts on the territory of the former USSR was finally agreed upon at the Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga, Tass reported citing a source from the meeting.
"The part on the settlement of frozen conflicts was agreed upon, the summit welcomes the strengthening of the EU's role in this process," said the source.
The Eastern Partnership envisages the political association and economic integration of the EU with Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The last three countries signed an agreement on associated partnership with the EU in 2014.
The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is one of the conflicts in the Eastern Partnership area.
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.