Azerbaijan, Baku, June 8 / Trend M.Aliyev /
The European Parliament (EP) intends to expand cooperation with Azerbaijan in the framework of the partnership at a high level, Italian Senator and EP Foreign Relations Committee Deputy Chairman Fiorello Provera told journalists in Baku today.
The European Parliament delegation started its visit to Azerbaijan on Tuesday.
The visit's aim is strengthening ties between the European Parliament and Azerbaijan, as well as with other countries in the region, Provera said.
He also noted that the European Parliament stands for resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict within the principles of conservation of the old borders and peacefully.
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. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region and the occupied territories.
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