Stability in Caucasus is Very Important: Lithuanian President
Azerbaijan, Baku, November 14/ Trend , corr N. Abdullayeva/ Stability in the Caucasus region is very important not only for the region, but also for the international community, Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus said to Trend in Baku on November 14.
"It is actually important for the countries in the Caucasus region to take equal part in international relations and international community," Lithuanian President said.
"Lithuania can assist in this issue. We are going to work together for a common idea and common goal - ensuring stability in the region," Adamkus said.
There are several unsolved conflicts in the Caucasus: Georgian-Abkhazian and Georgian-Ossetian driven by the independence claims of Abkhazia and South Ossetia towards Georgia and Nagorno-Karabakh conflict which broke out because of Armenia's land claims towards Azerbaijan.
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.
The observers say the solution of the conflict is possible through clash of Russia's and US interests.
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