NATO urges Karabakh conflict sides to work for peaceful resolution

NATO urges Karabakh conflict sides to work for peaceful resolution

Both Azerbaijan and Armenia are valuable partners, Jens Stoltenberg, NATO secretary general, tweeted July 11.

 

“We urge both sides to work for peaceful resolution,” he 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.

 

 

 

 

13.07.2016

 

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