UN supporting Karabakh conflict’s peaceful settlement
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 24
By Anakhanum Hidayatova – Trend:
The United Nations (UN) supports peaceful settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Ghulam Isaczai, UN resident coordinator in Baku, told reporters Oct. 24.
He noted that the UN supports the OSCE Minsk Group’s efforts on the issue and hopes for peaceful solution of the 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 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.
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