Asadov made the remarks at the 5th Inter Parliamentary Union Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians in Baku on Dec. 14.
He stressed that Azerbaijan’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of the borders have been unequivocally supported in the decisions and resolutions on the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict adopted by the UN Security Council and other international organizations.
"Similar decisions and resolutions were adopted by the Non-Aligned Movement, OSCE, PACE, the European Parliament and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation,” Asadov said. “I am confident that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict impeding the comprehensive development of both Azerbaijan and the entire South Caucasus region will be solved upon the generally accepted standards, in particular, on the basis of the territorial integrity of the countries, which is the main principle of international law."
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.
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