Costa Rica interested in developing cooperation with Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 20
By Seba Aghayeva - Trend:
Costa Rica is interested in developing the cooperation with Azerbaijan - a leading country in the region, Foreign Minister of Costa Rica Manuel Gonzalez Sanz said in Baku Oct. 20.
He made this statement at a press conference following the talks with his Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov.
"Costa Rica is open to Azerbaijani businessmen and the country is ready to create favorable conditions for investments," the minister said.
He said that Azerbaijan is a partner of Costa Rica in the region and the country will make every effort to further develop the cooperation.
Regarding the position on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the minister said that all conflicts must be resolved peacefully.
"We believe in international law and support the efforts of the international community to resolve the conflict," he said. "We support the UN Security Council's all resolutions on the conflict."
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.
Edited by CN