Azerbaijani Pro-Opposition Party Submits Appeal to Azerbaijani President Concerning Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Settlement
Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. S. Ilhamgizi / Sardar Jalaloglu, the Chairman of the Democratic Party of Azerbaijan (DPA), has submitted an appeal to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev concerning decisions on the settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.
The appeal demands the protection of the rights of property of refugees and internally displaced persons, as well as demands efforts and to pass resolutions on Nagorno-Karabakh similar to the resolution passed by the UN Security Council on Abkhaz controlled by Georgian separatists.
The DPA proposes to establish an organization which would be resistant to Armenia's aggressive policy, as well as the international structure with the participation of Azerbaijan, Russia, Turkey, and Georgia.
Previously, the DPA proposed the conception of a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
The DPA was founded by Sardar Jalaloglu in 1991.
The conflict between the two countries of the South Caucasus began in 1988 due to Armenian territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Since 1992, Armenian Armed Forces have occupied 20% of Azerbaijan including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and its seven surrounding districts. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement at which time the active hostilities ended. The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group ( Russia, France, and the US) are currently holding peaceful negotiations.