House of Representatives: No Indonesian embassy to open in Armenia until settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.30
By Sabina Ahmadova - Trend:
The House of Representatives of the Indonesian parliament will not allow the opening of a diplomatic mission in Armenia until settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, chairman of the House of Representatives Marzuki Alie said during his meeting with Azerbaijani Ambassador to Indonesia Tamerlan Garayev, the embassy said on Dec.30.
Alie stressed that the Indonesian parliament recommended that the government postpones the opening of Armenia's diplomatic mission in the country, according to the embassy.
On behalf of the Azerbaijani government and personally on his own behalf, Tamerlan Garayev expressed gratitude to his interlocutor that in his concluding speech in the House of Representatives, Marzuki Alie expressed the official position of the Indonesian parliament on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and Khojaly genocide, according to a message from the embassy.
The diplomat stressed that the principal position demonstrated by Indonesia in connection with the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict can be an example for other Muslim countries and also expressed hope that Indonesia will play a significant role in the international arena in a peaceful liberation of the occupied Azerbaijani territories.
In turn, the chairman of the House of Representatives pointed out that Indonesia will always support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and the peaceful settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on the basis of four UN resolutions. Additionally, Alie stressed that Indonesia condemns the Khojaly genocide.
Indonesia holds an unambiguous position with regard to the country which has occupied the territories of another state.
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 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 Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.
Translated by L.Z.
Edited by S.M.