FM: Azerbaijan is ready to share experiences with tolerance

Politics Materials 30 May 2013 18:25 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 30 / Trend, M. Aliyev /

Azerbaijan is ready to share its experience in the field of tolerance, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said at the session within the Second World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Baku today.

Cultural heritage must be preserved and delivered to the future generations, the minister said. Mammadyarov also drew the participants' attention to the barbaric acts of the Armenian armed forces, which destroyed Azerbaijani ancient monuments in the occupied territories.

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.