Axar.az
UP

US envoy: Karabakh conflict has gone on far too long

Home page Official News
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has gone on far too long and needs to be resolved, US ambassador to Azerbaijan Robert Cekuta said on Thursday.

Axar.az reports citing APA news agency.

The conflict has no military solution and needs to be resolved through negotiations, said the US diplomat, adding that the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs will visit Azerbaijan in the coming days.

“We will do our utmost for the settlement of the conflict”, he said.

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict entered its modern phase when the Armenian SRR made territorial claims against the Azerbaijani SSR in 1988.

A fierce war broke out between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. As a result of the war, Armenian armed forces occupied some 20 percent of Azerbaijani territory which includes Nagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent districts (Lachin, Kalbajar, Aghdam, Fuzuli, Jabrayil, Gubadli and Zangilan), and over a million Azerbaijanis became refugees and internally displaced people.

The military operations finally came to an end when Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in Bishkek in 1994.

Dealing with the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is the OSCE Minsk Group, which was created after the meeting of the CSCE (OSCE after the Budapest summit held in Dec.1994) Ministerial Council in Helsinki on 24 March 1992. The Group’s members include Azerbaijan, Armenia, Russia, the United States, France, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Belarus, Finland and Sweden.

Besides, the OSCE Minsk Group has a co-chairmanship institution, comprised of Russian, the US and French co-chairs, which began operating in 1996.

Resolutions 822, 853, 874 and 884 of the UN Security Council, which were passed in short intervals in 1993, and other resolutions adopted by the UN General Assembly, PACE, OSCE, OIC, and other organizations require Armenia to unconditionally withdraw its troops from Nagorno-Karabakh.

Date
2017.03.09 / 15:48
Author
Axar.az
Comments
Memorial Zefer
See also

The president appointed two deputy ministers

Ilham Aliyev met with Baghdad Amreyev - Photo

Order of the President on delimitation

Ilham Aliyev left for Brussels

A Meeting of the MoD's working group was held

Our positions were subjected to fire in Kalbajar

The positions of our army were subjected to fire

Zakir Hasanov extends condolences to Hulusi Akar

NATO training course was held in Baku

Azerbaijan Army positions were subjected to fire

Latest
Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla
ArxivBağla