Azerbaijan, Baku / corr. Trend I.Alizade / If necessary, the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, may meet with the opposition leaders. However it is not excluded whether such a meeting will take place to discuss the situations surrounding the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, said Deputy Secretary of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party (NAP), MP Siyavush Novruzov .
He stressed that the Government has always supported a dialogue with the opposition parties and stands ready for it.
The OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Spanish Foreign Minister, Miguel Angel Moratinos , met with the opposition leaders in Baku on the 5th of June. He stressed that the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, will meet with the opposition leaders to discuss the situations surrounding the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Touching up on the discussions over the issues in the Parliament of Azerbaijan, Novruzov said that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has been discussed by the Parliament several times. He stressed that some parliamentarians raise the question of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and make speeches on this issue in the international organizations.
The conflict between the two countries of South Caucasus appeared in 1988 due to the territorial claims of Armenia against Azerbaijan. Armenia has occupied 20% of the Azerbaijani lands including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven Districts of the country surrounding it. Since 1992 to the present time, these territories have been under the occupation of the Armenian Forces. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a cease-fire agreement, at which time the active hostilities ended. The Co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group ( Russia, France and USA) hold peaceful negotiations.