Joint Missions on Fire to Be Sent to Occupied Territory of Azerbaijan

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 8 September 2006 13:17 (UTC +04:00)

We have co-ordinated a draft resolution. I think it will be an adopted consensus, without vote. I was informed that the document was being approved and all 191 member-states, including Armenia are adopting it, Trend reports quoting Foreign Minister Mammadyarov. He was commenting on the adoption of a resolution on fires in the occupied territory of Azerbaijan by the UN General Assembly.

The issue was put forward as an ecological catastrophe. The Chairman of the OSCE will organize missions to these areas, he stated.

Mr. Mamadyarov said that a special mission will be sent to the areas to familiarize themselves with the situation. The Azerbaijani and Armenian experts will then participate in the mission, together with the international experts. Also included will be representatives of the UN ecological program, OSCE representatives, and possibly, the OSCE Minsk Group Co-chairs. After the situation has been estimated and measures to be taken clarified, a mission will be sent out to consider the rehabilitation and erosion, the Minister stated. These issues have been included in the Resolution.

After the completion of the process the OSCE Chairman is to present a final report to the UN General Assembly, the Foreign Minister emphasized.