Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 7
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
Positive signs have been recently observed in the settlement of conflicts, including the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, in the OSCE region, Foreign Minister of Montenegro Srdjan Darmanovic said during the 24th OSCE Ministerial Council meeting in Vienna Dec. 7.
The minister also noted the need for peaceful resolution of conflicts on the basis of the fundamental principles of the UN Charter and the Helsinki Final Act.
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.