Baku, Azerbaijan, May 9
By Anakhanum Hidayatova - Trend:
The settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict requires certain efforts of the entire international community, Gennady Ahramovich, Belarusian ambassador, told reporters in Baku May 9.
"I understand the pain of Azerbaijani people," the diplomat said.
The ambassador expressed hope that the conflict will be resolved in the future by using all international mechanisms.
"As a country having close relations with Azerbaijan, Belarus as a strategic partner wants speedy and peaceful settlement of the conflict," the diplomat said. "Belarusians know about war and we do not want any nation to experience it."
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.
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