Azerbaijan considers creating mechanism of UN Security Council decisions execution as important (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.21 / Trend, S. Agayeva /
Azerbaijan considers it important to create a mechanism of execution of decisions taken by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
"Azerbaijan faced a lack of mechanisms to execute decisions adopted by the UN Security Council, namely four resolutions on the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. UN Security Council should show respect to its decisions, and it is necessary to create mechanisms for their execution," Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said addressing an informal meeting of the G20 foreign ministers in Mexico.
Mr Mammadyarov during his speech at the second session of the G20 foreign ministers said the UN should have more influential authorities, which is one of the main conditions for ensuring global and regional security, Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
The UN Security Council adopted four resolutions on the liberation of Nagorno-Karabakh occupied by Armenia and surrounding regions, which are still not fulfilled.
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.
Azerbaijan was represented at a meeting of G20 foreign ministers for the first time on Feb.18-20 in Los Cabos, Mexico. This year Mexico presides over the G20.
In addition to the G20 member countries, 10 and one organisation the African Union, Algeria, Austria, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, Norway, Singapore, Spain and the UAE are all invited to the meeting.
Mr Mammadyarov in his speech also touched upon the consistent development and poverty eradication, stressing Azerbaijan's achievements in this sphere.
Mexican Foreign Minister called on other countries by the example of Azerbaijan to assist poor countries in Africa.
In Mexico Mr Mammadyarov also met with U.S. Secretary of State, Foreign Ministers of Colombia, the United Arab Emirates, Australia, Mexico, Turkey, Benin, Chile, South Africa and head of the African Union delegation.