Baku, Azerbaijan, March 13
By Ali Mustafayev - Trend:
Romania supports a peaceful solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, in full respect of the principles and norms of the international law, Member of Parliament of Romania, President of Azerbaijan-Romania Parliamentary Friendship Group Victor Paul Dobre told Trend.
“Our position on Nagorno-Karabakh has always been clear and consistent, in keeping with our assessment of the protracted conflicts. Beyond the tragic loss of lives and the human suffering, these conflicts seriously hinder the stability and the sustainable development of the countries directly affected. We will continue to support a peaceful solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh issue,” said Dobre.
He stressed that the resolution of the conflict must also include the respect for territorial integrity and sovereignty.
“We also support the OSCE Minsk Group as the format for finding such a long-lasting solution,” said Dobre.
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.