Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 17
By Anakhanum Hidayatova, Elena Kosolapova – Trend:
Bangladesh supports Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity and wishes the peaceful settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Bangladeshi Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia and Turkey Allama Siddiqui said in an interview with Trend Jan. 17.
“We also support Azerbaijan’s position on this issue within the OSCE and the UN,” noted the ambassador.
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.