BAKU: Azerbaijan Appeals UN GA to Include NK Issue to 59th Session

Baku Today

Azerbaijan Appeals UN General Assembly to Include Karabakh Issue to Its 59th
Session’s Agenda

AssA-Irada 23/10/2004 10:45

Baku has put forth an initiative to include the provision on the situation
in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan into the agenda of the UN General
Assembly session.

On Thursday Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met with ambassadors of the
European Union countries and Islamic Conference Organization member states.
Mammadyarov said his country is concerned over the recent purposeful
settlement of Armenians in the occupied Azerbaijani territories. He said
Azerbaijan has therefore appealed to the UN General Assembly to include a
provision `On the situation in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan’ into
the agenda of its 59th session.

He said Azerbaijan needs support of Islamic Conference Organization member
states for the provision to be approved. He also expressed hope for approval
of this provision by ambassadors of other countries.

“Azerbaijan supports conflict settlement based on international legal norms
and hopes that the international community would take the same stance and
assist in preventing the illegal actions by Armenia in the occupied Azeri
lands,” the Minister added.

Armenia occupied former autonomous Nagorno-Karabakh region and also seven
other Azerbaijani districts in 1991-94 war, forcing over 700,000
Azerbaijanis to leave their homes. Despite an armistice signed in May 1994,
no final solution has been achieved to the conflict between the two