Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 30
Europe and Russia must work with Azerbaijan and Armenia to reduce the cases of escalation in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict area, German Bundestag member Albert Weiler told "Armenian News" web site.
He recalled that after the escalation in April Germany, as OSCE chairing country, held talks with the representatives of Azerbaijan and Armenia, which led to easing tension. The politicians in Germany, and he personally, are trying to hold dialogue with both parties to find a joint solution, Albert Weiler added.
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.