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Azerbaijan sets specific goals before UN - ministry

Politics Materials 3 October 2015 13:55 (UTC +04:00)
Azerbaijan urged the UN to define tasks for improvement of collective security measures and fighting aggression against the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the member states, extremism and other threats to peace
Azerbaijan sets specific goals before UN - ministry

Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 3

By Seba Aghayeva - Trend:

Azerbaijan urged the UN to define tasks for improvement of collective security measures and fighting aggression against the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the member states, extremism and other threats to peace, said head of the press service of the Azerbaijani foreign ministry Hikmat Hajiyev, quoting Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov.

Mammadyarov spoke at the the 70th session of the UN General Assembly.

Hajiyev told Trend that Azerbaijan brought to the attention of leadership and member countries of the organization the need to prevent distortion of the principles of the UN Charter, their use under the guise of the principle of self-determination of peoples for the withholding of such illegal activities as the use of force and threats and other illegal activities.

Azerbaijan has clearly stated at the session of the United Nations about its position regarding the inadmissibility of disrespect to the territorial integrity and internationally recognized borders of states by another state, Hajiyev said.

"In this context, the settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict was the keynote of Mammadyarov's speech," he said.

Hajiyev said that Mammadyarov described Armenian counterpart's speech at the UN as full of lie and slander against other countries and nations.

"The Armenian president made a statement on September 26," Hajiyev said. "The president spoke of the Azerbaijani region - Nagorno-Karabakh as a part of Armenia. This shows Armenia's disrespect for the international obligations and the UN Charter. This statement once again acknowledges the aggression and occupation of Azerbaijani territories by Armenia."

Hajiyev said that Azerbaijan has also brought to the attention of the UN member-states that in fact, Armenia is involved in political speculation under the guise of the trust building measures and incident investigation.

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.

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