Eastern Partnership final declaration highlights support for member-states’ territorial integrity

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 22 May 2015 17:08 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, May 22

The Eastern Partnership final declaration highlights the EU's support for the territorial integrity, indivisibility, independence and sovereignty of the Eastern Partnership member-states, Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma said at the final press conference of the summit, Euronews reported on May 22.

Earlier, all participants of the Eastern Partnership summit signed the final declaration, Polish foreign minister said, RIA Novosti reported.

One of the conflicts in the Eastern Partnership area is the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

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.