Azerbaijani and Armenian delegations to PACE to meet in Strasbourg in April
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 29 / Trend, M. Aliyev /
The Azerbaijani and Armenian delegations to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will meet during the spring session of the organization in Strasbourg, member of the Azerbaijani delegation to the PACE, deputy chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign and Inter-Parliamentary Relations Sevinj Fataliyeva told Trend today.
She said the meeting will take place during a meeting of the PACE subcommittee on Nagorno -Karabakh. Fataliyeva expressed hope that Armenia will take a constructive position at the meeting.
The session will take place in Strasbourg on April 20 - 22, she said.
PACE chairman Jean-Claude Mignon met with heads of the Armenian and Azerbaijani delegations to PACE within PACE winter session. The importance of holding the negotiations for peaceful settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was stressed at the meeting.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20% 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.