PARALLEL PROCESSES NEEDED FOR A STABLE SETTLEMENT OF NAGORNO-KARABAKH CONFLICT, ICG SAYS

Parallel processes are needed for a stable settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, as whatever is being done at the internationally mediated negotiations, at ground level resumed war appears a real possibility, says a report �Nagorno-Karabakh: Viewing the Conflict from the Ground’ (Europe Report N°166).

There is need to counter the hate propaganda and demonising engaged in by both sides and unlock the potential for confidence building and dialogue between average Azeris and Armenians before the memories of cohabitation fade and the divide becomes virtually unbridgeable.

Nagorno-Karabakh has aspirations for independence and argues with some reason that it has a democratically-elected government that is meeting the preconditions of statehood. However, it is internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan and is still highly dependant on Armenia for its military security and economic survival: over half its army are believed to be Armenian citizens.

The International Crisis Group notes that the majority of Armenian population, in particular, the representatives from the younger generation, urges the cohabitation is out question. Khankendi states it needs 6 districts around Nagorno-Karabakh as a buffer zone. They demand serious military and political guarantees,” the document underlined.

Azeris do not participate in its political, economic, cultural and social institutions. Nagono-Karabakh has mono-ethnic institutions and become one of the world's most militarised societies.

Deprived of the basic right to return to their homes, over half a million Azeris displaced from Nagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent districts have become highly dependent on the Azerbaijani state, without a clear sense of their future.

В"The government's current strategy emphasises more sustainable solutions but the displaced remain poorer and more disadvantaged than their fellow citizens, struggling to increase participation in political life not only to speed up prospects for return but also to improve their immediate situation.

Armenian and Azerbaijani public opinion on how to resolve the conflict is as divided as ever. Nothing has been done to prepare people in either country for any agreement. Karabakh Armenians' expressions of confidence about their independent future, and Karabakh Azeris' frustration and anger about their plight as displaced persons are deeply at odds.

In case the armed forces leave the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, the majority of Azerbaijani refugees are ready to return to their homes despite of a risk for life, the International Crisis Group said.

В"Azerbaijan states that the international law is on its side and in case any failure in talks it will use force to restore the territorial integrity of the country. Yerevan, whereas, states the majority of Nagorno-Karabakh population was comprised of Armenians prior to the war

The group notes the necessary term for the resolution of the conflict should be mutual security and tolerance in Nagorno-Karabakh and 7 adjacent regions, absence of a sense of fair.

Angry Birds maker happy as stay-at-home gaming boosts profit
Angry Birds maker happy as stay-at-home gaming boosts profit
Mikayil Jabbarov: Azerbaijan-Israel partnership is strong, resilient, forward-looking
Mikayil Jabbarov: Azerbaijan-Israel partnership is strong, resilient, forward-looking
Maersk Drilling: Contracting activity for drilling campaigns with 2020 commencement to be limited
Maersk Drilling: Contracting activity for drilling campaigns with 2020 commencement to be limited
Loading Bars
Latest
Uzbekistan's national postal operator expands services
Multiple projects to be commissioned in Kazakhstan within industrialization roadmap
Angry Birds maker happy as stay-at-home gaming boosts profit
Iran is to sell oil bonds at stock exchange
Capacity of Georgian Kula canning company to increase
Turkmenistan’s Dashoguz region opens tender for construction, installation work
Output volume at Azerbaijan’s Kursangi, Garabagli fields revealed
Azerbaijani refugee from Armenia: Oppression of Azerbaijanis in Armenia began before 1988
Uzbekistan boosts trade turnover with Afghanistan during 1H2020
Turkmen manufacturer of suspended ceilings to expand its product range
British analyst: Uzbekistan to increase domestic electricity consumption over next decade
Weiss, CEO of Majid Al Futtaim – Retail, talks Uzbekistan's food retail market prospects
Mikayil Jabbarov: Azerbaijan-Israel partnership is strong, resilient, forward-looking
Azerbaijan's GDP slightly decreases
Maersk Drilling: Contracting activity for drilling campaigns with 2020 commencement to be limited
Global total utilization for jack-up rigs, floaters down
Georgian TBC Bank Group buys stake in its Uzbekistan branch
Azerbaijan’s Nakhchivan increases GDP volume
Number of flights over Iran's airspace increases
Azerbaijan's Kapital Bank to increase its authorized capital
Russia’s St. Petersburg, Turkmenistan boost cooperation
Kazakh coal extracting venture to buy filters via tender
Uzbek-Turkish JV to increase export of electrical goods from Uzbekistan's Samarkand
Money transfers to Georgia up in July 2020
Kazakhstan's Sunday Airlines resuming flights to Egypt
PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd in Turkmenistan opens tender for provision of downhole equipment
Israel puts Georgia on list of 'green' countries
Central Bank of Uzbekistan establishes co-op with Central Bank of South Korea
Kazakhstan's export to Germany down during COVID-19
Indonesia's Widodo proposes $186 billion 2021 budget, 5.5% of GDP deficit
Bryza: By supplying military equipment to Armenia, Russia losing credibility as OSCE MG co-chair
Iranian National Tax Administration imposing tax on gold coin owners
Russia's St. Petersburg to supply ships to Turkmenistan
UK transport minister says people know the risks of travel in 2020
Graduates of Baku Higher Oil School awarded DAAD scholarships
Azerbaijani currency rates for August 14
Rehabilitation of Zemo Imereti-Racha road actively progressing in Georgia
Canadian oil & gas company aims to start operations in Uzbekistan
Azerbaijani Nakhchivan's mobile operators up revenues
Oil gains, heading for weekly rise amid hopes for fuel demand recovery
Azerbaijan discloses Consumer Price Index for July
Uzbekistan to open new tourist zone in its Navoi region
Georgia reports 23 new cases of COVID-19, 17 recoveries
Azerbaijan's AzStateNet network reveals, blocks more malware attacks
Bank of Georgia implements new project in field of agriculture
Italian ambassador to Turkmenistan completes his diplomatic mission in country
South Korean companies to build smart cities in Uzbekistan's Fergana
Turkmenistan, Russia's Tatarstan to join efforts to counter COVID-19
Antimonopoly Committee of Uzbekistan reveals data on approved transactions
Azerbaijan's statistics committee talks half-year trade performance with partner countries
Uzbekistan reports 724 new cases of COVID-19
Maersk Drilling reveals revenues from operations in Azerbaijan
Iran launches new transport corridor to Uzbekistan
Lower interest rates to help Georgian economy recover and increase access to finance
Iran's exporters under pressure of foreign currency revenue policy
Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan 29 times
Amazon to launch online drug sales in Indian city
Uzbekistan’s tourism and investment potential presented in Turkey
Pakistan army says border fencing with Iran to be completed by end of 2021
Number of request related to computer security drops in Azerbaijan
Japan allocates about $ 3 mln to Kyrgyzstan within framework of scholarship program
UK ready to share its renewable energy dev't experience with Uzbekistan (INTERVIEW)
Kutaisi International University Ready to Receive First Students
Iran's Embassy in Lisbon slams US attempts to extend arms embargo on Iran
Gunmen kill at least 14 in Nigeria attack
17 killed in fighting between Yemeni troops, Houthis in al-Jawf
EU to enter contract talks with J&J over 200 million doses of potential COVID-19 vaccine
Mexican central bank cuts rates to 4.5%, but pace of cuts might slow
'Massive poisonous shock': Scientists fear lasting impact from Mauritius oil spill
Brazil not yet ready to buy Russia vaccine, says health minister
New Southern California wildfire expected to linger for days
Zarif arrives in Beyrut
Turkey reports 1,243 new COVID-19 cases
Demand of Azerbaijani banks at foreign exchange auction grows
Indonesia's capital extends social restrictions for 4th time
Turkey's export of leather goods to US down
Ministry: Export markets of Georgian products annually increasing
Iran reveals value of trade turnover with Thailand
Kazakhstan increases import of French-made goods despite COVID-19
Average monthly wage rises in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Iran discuss project for building power plants on common border
Ukraine reveals volume of seven-month import of Azerbaijani oil, petrochemicals
Russia leading among gasoline, diesel fuel exporters to Georgia
Several charter flights to be operated from Tbilisi International Airport
Interest rates on government securities decline in Georgia
Iran's auto part makers need financial support to continue production
Azerbaijani foreign minister receives Georgian ambassador (PHOTO)
NBG expects growth of larization to continue in Georgia
Azerbaijani consul general in LA meets with US Jewish Committee's members (PHOTO)
National Bank of Georgia sells funds to stabilize lari
Kazakhstan's Air Astana resuming flights to Germany
New type of fertilizer to be produced from greenhouse waste in Azerbaijan
Demand for Azerbaijani Central Bank's notes tops supply three-fold
Georgian Magticom starts testing 5G technology stations
Georgia sees increase in import of gasoline, diesel fuel
Turkish Defense Minister: We're with Azerbaijan till the end in its struggle against Armenia
Azerbaijani ambassador to Serbia detained as suspect
Kazakhstan's Development Bank talks measures to reduce COVID-related negative impact
President Ilham Aliyev receives delegation led by Turkish Minister of National Defense (PHOTO/VIDEO)
Azerbaijani Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic records decline in cargo shipment volume
All news