Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 31
Mexican parliament will investigate the illegal visit of its MPs to the occupied Azerbaijani territories, said President of Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies Jorge Carlos Ramirez Marin.
He made the remarks at a meeting with Azerbaijani Charge d'Affaires in Mexico Mammad Talibov, according to a message from the Azerbaijani Embassy in Mexico.
During the meeting, Jorge Carlos Ramirez Marin noted that Mexico is interested in further strengthening ties of friendship and cooperation with Azerbaijan.
Commenting on the illegal visit of three Mexican MPs, representing MORENA and RPD political parties, to the occupied Azerbaijani territories, he said the actions of those MPs reflect their individual position and not the position of the Chamber of Deputies and the political parties they represent.
Jorge Carlos Ramirez Marin gave instructions at the meeting to investigate the issue and take appropriate measures to avoid such cases in the future.
Talibov, for his part, presented information about the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and Armenia's aggression against Azerbaijan, and said the Mexican MPs’ illegal visit is another provocation of Yerevan.
Jorge Carlos Ramirez Marin noted that Mexico's position on the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict remains unchanged, adding the Chamber of Deputies supports four UN Security Council resolutions demanding the restoration of Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity.
Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies adopted a resolution on Sept. 6, 2011, which calls on Armenia to implement four UN Security Council resolutions on 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 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.