Netherlands supports Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity: Foreign Ministry
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 13 / Trend /
The Netherlands supports Azerbaijan's territorial integrity, Dutch Foreign Ministry Political Affairs Department Director Peter de Haier said at a meeting with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry said on Feb. 13.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 surrounding districts. Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
Stability in the region is crucial, Haier said.
Mammadyarov said the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict can only be resolved by preserving Azerbaijan's territorial integrity.
The Netherlands supports Azerbaijan's accession to the Eastern Partnership Program, Haier said.
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