Azerbaijani Ruling Party: NATO to prevent Armenia’s attempts to cancel discussion Nagorno-Karabakh problem
Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug.9 / Trend, M. Aliyev /
NATO -an authoritative military and political organization, which will prevent the Armenian side's attempts to cancel under various pretexts discussion of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict in the autumn session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Alliance, NAP Deputy Executive Secretary Siyavush Novruzov told official website of the Party.
"NATO leadership charged to include discussion of the Nagorno-Karabakh problem in the agenda of NATO Parliamentary Assembly's autumn session, to be held in Riga, as a result of the meeting with the Azerbaijani delegation's leadership," Novruzov said.
He said North Atlantic Alliance has always supported Azerbaijan's territorial integrity. Nagorny Karabakh with the center Khankendi is represented as Azerbaijan's territory on the map in the book devoted to the 50th anniversary of the Alliance.
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 resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region and the occupied territories.