Azerbaijan offers to adopt law on occupied territories
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.17
By Elchin Mekhtiyev - Trend:
Azerbaijani MP Ganira Pashayeva has proposed to adopt a law on occupied territories Oct.17 on the plenary session of the Milli Majlis (Parliament) of Azerbaijan.
She said that such a law has been adopted in several other countries.
Pashayeva said that the visits of officials, representatives of the companies, members of the parliaments of foreign countries to the occupied territories of Azerbaijan should be banned at the legislative level in this regard.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan.
As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The two countries 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 four U.N. Security Council resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.
Pashayeva also offered to exempt the disabled persons of I and II groups from tuition fees at universities in Azerbaijan.
She said that it encourages young people with disabilities to pursue higher education, which will have a positive impact on their future.