Azerbaijani political scientist: Changing name of "Updated Madrid Principles" to "Principles Stepanakert/Khankendi", it is possible to achieve concrete position from official Yerevan
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 22 /Trend, M.Aliyev/
Repeated evolution of the Madrid principles prepared by the co-chairs on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement creates opportunities for Yerevan to maneuver, the director of Center for Political Innovation and Technology, political scientist
Mubariz Ahmedoglu told Trend on Friday.
"Changing the name of "Updated Madrid Principles" prepared by the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs to "the Principles Stepanakert/Khankendi", it is possible to achieve a concrete position from official Yerevan," said Ahmedoglu.
The words "Principles Stepanakert/Khankendi" more correspond to realities of the Caucasus and the spirit of the settlement process," said Ahmedoglu.
According to him, it is possible to hope that the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, making continued visits to Khankendi, have conducted significant work on developing settlement options.
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 and the surrounding regions.