Eldar Mahmudov: Occupied areas of Azerbaijan вЂ" threat for Europe

Politics Materials 27 October 2005 20:58 (UTC +04:00)

Availability of 132-km uncontrolled area between the occupied territories of Azerbaijan and Iran pose serious threat not only for Azerbaijan, but for the entire Europe as well, the Azerbaijan’s Minister of National Security Eldar Mahmudov stated on 27 October while receiving the chairman of the West-European Union Assembly of the Inter-parliamentary Assembly on security and defense Stef Goris, Trend reports.

The Minister stated on the necessity of the soonest settlement of the conflict based on international legal norms and the necessity to increase efforts from the part of the European Union in this regard. Touching upon the issue of growing threats from the part of the international terrorism, the illegal drugs trafficking, the illegal migration and the transnational organized criminality Mahmudov reported on the adequate measures carried out in the country.

Goris said, the non-settlement of the conflict causes concern not only for the region, but for the whole international community.