Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 23
By - Trend:
Germany's position in the Nagorno-Karabakh issue is clear, and the country is completely not guided by double standards, Armenia Today news agency said.
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Germany to Armenia Reiner Morell made the remarks Jan.23, referring to the question whether the use of double standards by different countries exacerbates the situation on the contact line in Karabakh conflict zone.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel several times talked about this, the ambassador said.
"Germany is a member of the OSCE Minsk Group, and we are closely following the events," Reiner Morell said. "Germany advocates for a peaceful settlement of the issue. The chancellor said that we are concerned about the tense situation on the border, and that we are ready to help where it is needed."
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 two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the US are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.
Translated by EA
Edited by CN