Azerbaijani embassy sends protest note to Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 2 / Trend M. Aliyev /
The Azerbaijani embassy in Switzerland and Liechtenstein has sent a protest note to the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs in connection with demonstrating the materials distorting the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan in the Armenian stands at the international exhibition of books and press in Geneva, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry said.
The Embassy has informed exhibition's organizers about these facts. Ambassador Murad Najafbayli met with the heads responsible for organizing the exhibition Bernard Quiot and Adeline Beaux. He expressed Azerbaijan's concern and called for the removal of these materials from the exhibition stand.
The note explains the essence of the protest. It has requested that the Swiss side take appropriate due measures.
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 seven 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 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.