Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan.25
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
Settlement of Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict should be based on full respect to territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, ambassador of Hungary to Azerbaijan Viktor Szederkenyi said in an interview with Azernews and Trend.
“Hungary’s firm position is that a peaceful solution of the conflict should be based on the full respect to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan,” he said.
The ambassador recalled that in the Declaration adopted during the Eastern Partnership Summit held on Nov.24, 2017, EU reaffirmed its commitment to support the territorial integrity, independence and sovereignty of all its partners.
“The Summit participants called for renewed efforts to promote the peaceful settlement of unresolved conflicts in the region on the basis of international law,” Szederkenyi added.
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.