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Armenia's parliament will hold an extraordinary meeting on extradition and pardon of Ramil Safarov

Armenia Materials 5 September 2012 08:40
The National Assembly (Parliament) of Armenia on Wednesday will hold a special meeting to make statements on the issue of extradition and pardon of Azerbaijani officer Ramil Safarov, parliamentary press service told RIA Novosti.
Armenia's parliament will hold an extraordinary meeting on extradition and pardon of Ramil Safarov

The National Assembly (Parliament) of Armenia on Wednesday will hold a special meeting to make statements on the issue of extradition and pardon of Azerbaijani officer Ramil Safarov, parliamentary press service told RIA Novosti.

Azerbaijani officer Ramil Safarov, who was convicted in Hungary, returned on Friday to Azerbaijan. The same day, under an order of the head of state, he was pardoned.

Earlier on Saturday U.S. President Barack Obama expressed "deep concern" about the fact of pardon of Azerbaijani officer Ramil Safarov.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent of
Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France and the U.S. - are currently holding peace negotiations.

Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.

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