FM: Brazil supports Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity (UPDATE 2)
Details added (first version posted on 13:41)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 15
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
Brazil supports the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, said Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira at a joint press conference with Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov in Baku Nov. 15.
“Brazil is a very peaceful country. We want a positive solution to the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group, in line with the principles of international law,” said Aloysio Nunes Ferreira.
Ferreira noted that Brazil’s position is based on such principles as ensuring peace, security, dialogue, respect for international law and the inviolability of the territorial integrity of countries.
As for the reforms in the UN Security Council, the minister said this is a very important issue.
Reforms are necessary to turn the UN Security Council into a more democratic and effective platform, added the Brazilian official.
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.