Azerbaijan, Baku / corr Trend S.Ilhamgizi / The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict will be discussed in Geneva, Switzerland on 29 June during the international conference of 'World's Unsettled Conflicts' organized by Socialist International, the Chairman of the Socio-Democratic Party of Azerbaijan (SDPA), Araz Alizadeh, who plans to take part in the event, reported.
Socialist International is an organization uniting socialistic parties of the world.
According to Alizadeh, at the Geneva conference he will deliver a report on the lingering conflicts in the world, including that of Nagorno-Karabakh. Alizadeh will inform the attendees of the history of the Karabakh conflict, as well as his party's position on this issue.
SDPA is a left-wing party in Azerbaijan. The leader of the party is emigrated Azerbaijan's ex-President, Ayaz Muttalibov. The SDPA is represented in the Socialist International.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries broke out in 1988 due to Armenian territorial claims to Azerbaijan. Since 1992, 20% of Azerbaijani territories (Nagorno-Karabakh and seven nearby regions), have been under the occupation of the Armenian Armed Forces. In May, 1994 the two sides signed a ceasefire. Peace talks are still being held under the auspices of the Minsk Group of the OSCE chaired by Russia, France, and the United States, but in vain.