Azerbaijan, Baku, 15 December / Trend , A.Huseynbala /
Parliament of Azerbaijan adopted an appeal to the U.S. President and Congress to protest against the decision of the U.S. Congress to help the separatist regime of Nagorno-Karabakh.
The appeal expresses hope that the U.S. President will veto the decision. This appeal was adopted by 108 MPs.
Dec. 8, a joint conference between the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives adopted a bill on U.S. 2010 budget.
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.
Armenian 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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