Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar.13
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
Armenia demonstrates a non-constructive position in relation to the decisions of a number of international organizations on settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament Oktay Asadov said March 13.
He made the remarks at a meeting with a delegation headed by the rapporteur of the Political Affairs Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Robert Walter.
In turn, Walter noted that given the increase in tensions on the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, he must prepare a report that will reflect the events of the last 20 years on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement, the causes of unsettledness of this problem, the current situation with refugees and internally displaced persons.
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 US are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the UN Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.