Baku, Azerbaijan, March 1
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
Switzerland is ready to support the peaceful settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Ambassador of Switzerland to Azerbaijan Philipp Stalder said March 1 at a press conference, Trend reports.
Stalder noted that three important meetings between the heads of state of Azerbaijan and Armenia took place namely in Switzerland.
He said that if the parties express the corresponding desire, Switzerland is ready to provide this kind of support.
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.