“EU must be able to contribute to peaceful solution of Karabakh conflict”
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 19
By Leman Zeynalova - Trend:
The European Union (EU) must be able to contribute to a peaceful solution of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Javanshir Feyziyev, co-chair of the EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committee (PCC) said in an interview with EURACTIV.
He pointed out that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict keeps the entire region from development.
“As the biggest political power of the continent, the EU must be able to contribute to a peaceful solution of the conflict. Azerbaijan expects from the EU a transparent, fair and honest approach toward the situation and contribution to a solution of the conflict in accordance with international norms and principles, within the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan,” added Feyziyev.
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.
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