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Azerbaijani parliament prepares appeal to U.S. president

Politics Materials 15 December 2009 14:05 (UTC +04:00)
The speaker of the Azerbaijani parliament put forward a proposal to the U.S president.
Azerbaijani parliament prepares appeal to U.S. president

Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 15 / Trend A. Huseynbala /

The speaker of the Azerbaijani parliament put forward a proposal to the U.S president.

"Although Congress made the decision to provide assistance to the Armenian community of Nagorno-Karabakh, the U.S. president has not approveethis document. So, we must establish a commission and appeal to both U.S President Barack Obama and the Congress," Azerbaijani Parliament Speaker Oqtay Asadov said today.   

A general budget bill for the 2010 fiscal year was approved at a joint conference of the Senate and House of Representatives Dec. 8. 

Asadov said that if the appeal is approved, the U.S. president is unlikely to confirm the decision rendering assistance to separatists.

A commission, including Mussa Guliyev, Ali Huseynov, Nasib Nasibli, Yevda Abramov, Elman Mammadov, Rovshan Rzayev and Gulyar Akhmadova, has been established upon the initiative of the speaker. 

Asadov put forward the proposal for the commission to prepare a corresponding appeal during over the course of today and submit the document to the parliament.

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.

Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. General Assembly's resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region and the occupied territories.

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