The Nagorno-Karabakh problem was discussed at the 5th plenary session of the initiative group of the Parliamentary Assembly of South Caucasus in London, the chairman of social policy commission of Azerbaijani parliament Hadi Rajabli who participated at the session told journalists, Trend reports. The Azerbaijani delegation attending the meeting included Siyavush Novruzov, Kh.Rajabli and chairman of parliament commission for agrarian policy Eldar Ibrahimov.
Rajabli noted that the discussions aimed at finding a way for the settlement of the conflict. The position of Azerbaijan was steady and reasoned. Other representatives agreed with our opinions. The Georgian delegation protected our position in all aspects, ho told.
Azerbaijani deputies announced that the efforts of liberating the occupied territories through war have increased in the country and besides, the budget of the military expenditures have been raised. It was stated at the meeting held under chair of the head of Eastern European countries department of the Foreign Ministry of Great Britain Symon Smite that if Azerbaijan is eager to the peaceful solution of the conflict, then why to take arm. We brought an argument that it is not increased the interest of military expenditures in the state budget. For the reason
of increase of budget expenditures, the finance was directed toward various spheres. I told in my speech that if the military expenditures of Azerbaijan is of concern for you, then why do you keep silence for the delivery of Russian military technique from Georgia to Armenia? Russia has supplied $1 billion military arms to Armenia, but no-one came against it. I stressed that Azerbaijan will take any possible steps to ensure its territorial integrity, he added.
According to Rajabli, during the meeting, it was announced the position of Armenian side regarding Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Armenian deputies stressed that the co-chairs of OSCE Minsk Group announces that Azerbaijan doesnt accept their proposals. And we said that Azerbaijan cannot agree with the proposals bringing damage to its territorial integrity. In any cases, the economic growth of Azerbaijan makes Armenia worried. They take a great interest in establishing economic relations. We have stressed that it is possible only after settlement of all problems. Besides, we drew the attention to the fires committed by Armenians in Azerbaijans occupied territories, he said.
The next meeting is planned to be held in December in Dubai. That meeting will focus on the cooperation in the sphere of ecology, transport and banks.