Djibouti: Azerbaijan contributing to Islamic solidarity
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 24
By Seba Aghayeva – Trend:
Azerbaijan is making a huge contribution to Islamic solidarity, and declaration of 2017 as the Year of Islamic Solidarity in Azerbaijan is a vivid proof of that, Djiboutian Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf said.
He made the remarks Feb. 24 at a joint briefing with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov.
Djibouti will continue support Azerbaijan’s position in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the four UN Security Council resolutions adopted during the presidency of Djibouti in the UN General Assembly, Mahamoud Ali Youssouf said.
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 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.
The Djiboutian minister also said his country is interested in developing comprehensive cooperation with Azerbaijan, and the great distance between the two countries shouldn’t be a problem for this.
Cooperation in cargo transportation is being discussed currently, Mahamoud Ali Youssouf said.
Through cooperation with Djibouti, Azerbaijan can enter the African market, he noted.
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