Azerbaijan to raise Nagorno-Karabakh question at plenary session of BSEC PA
Azerbaijan, Baku, November 20 / Trend , A.Huseynbala /
At the 34th plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), which will be held in Moscow, the Speaker of the Parliament of Azerbaijan will raise the issue of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
It is expected that the speech of the Speaker at the meeting will touch upon the issues of contamination of rivers and damages inflicted to the environment in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan, the head of the Parliament's press service Akif Tevekkuloglu briefed the media on Nov. 21.
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.
Led by Speaker Oktay Asadov, the delegation will leave for Moscow to participate at the plenary session of the BSEC PA on Nov. 22. According to Tevekkuloglu, the meeting will focus on the rational exploitation of natural resources, improvement of legislative base in this regard, the formation of ecological wisdom and other organizational issues.
BSEC was established in 1992. The organization includes Azerbaijan, Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Greece, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.
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