Azerbaijani opposition union determines representatives to negotiate with parties
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 29 / Trend A. Huseynbala /
Several opposition parties are represented in the union. The union will conduct discussions with other opposition parties to organize joint meetings.
"Representatives were determined to hold talks with other political organizations at the meeting of working group," chairman of Azadliq party represented in the Union for Democracy, Ahmad Oruj, told Trend on July 29.
He said that major purpose of mass actions is to protest clauses of Madrid principles to solve Nagorno-Karabakh conflict prepared by co-chairmen of OSCE Minsk Group which do not meet Azerbaijani interests. "We want not only public-political organizations but famous representatives of intelligentsia to protest. So, we will also apply to the Union of writers on behalf of the Union for democracy.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan lost all of Nagorno-Karabakh except for Shusha and Khojali in December 1991. In 1992-93, Armenian armed forces occupied Shusha, Khojali and 7 districts surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh. Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
Oruj said that data of protest action has not been specified yet. "We will determine the date after discussions with parties," Oruj said.
Union for Democracy was established after parliamentary elections in 2005. Classic People's Front, Azadliq, National-Democratic party, Great Azerbaijan and People's party are represented in the union.
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