Karabakh conflict to be mulled at OSCE PA winter session
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 16
By Ilhama Isabalayeva – Trend:
Issues related to the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict will be discussed at the winter session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA) that is to be held in February 2017, Bahar Muradova, vice-speaker of the Azerbaijani parliament, head of the Azerbaijani delegation to the OSCE PA, told Trend Dec. 16.
“The Nagorno-Karabakh problem is definitely becoming the subject of discussion regardless of whether it is included in the agenda or not,” said Muradova.
During the session, this issue is raised, first of all, by representatives of Azerbaijan, as well as other parliament members, bringing to the attention of those present the importance of the conflict’s fair settlement, added the vice-speaker.
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.