Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 11
Azerbaijan has submitted its proposals to the UN Secretary General's Report "Confidence-building measures in the regional and subregional context", presented as part of the 68th session of the UN General Assembly.
Azerbaijan's proposals were included in the report, according to the country's Foreign Ministry.
The proposals of the Azerbaijani side identify main problems that hinder the building of trust in the South Caucasus.
These problems particularly include such issues as Armenia's aggressive policy against Azerbaijan, gross violation of the norms and principles of international law by Armenia, occupation of Azerbaijani lands, the policy of ethnic cleansing, non-compliance with weapons monitoring and other issues.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan.
Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent 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 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.
Translated by E.A
Edited by C.N