BAKU: Karabakh Liberation Organization Intends To Prevent Forthcomin


Trend News Agency
Aug 17 2007

Azerbaijan, Baku /corr. Trend S.Ilhamgizi / The Karabakh Liberation
Organization (KLO) states that it will prevent the forthcoming visit
of the Armenian representatives to Baku in September.

Two Armenian delegations are planning to visit Baku in September. The
Armenian interior minister or representative of the Ministry is
expected to attend the meeting of the interior ministers of CIS
countries on 5-6 September in Baku. In addition, it became known that
the Armenian wrestlers intend to participate in the world championship
due on 15-17 September in Baku.

KLO considers that the visit by the representatives of the occupant
country to Baku is unacceptable. "Creating conditions for such a
visit is a contradiction of the national interest of the Government
of Azerbaijan. We call on the State officials who promise to ensure
security of the Armenian delegates to appreciate the responsibility
before the memory of thousands of Azerbaijani martyrs," KLO statement

KLO states that they will use every means possible to prevent the
visit of the Armenian delegates to Baku. "The responsibility of the
outcome will fall on the Government," the organization stated.

The conflict between the two countries of South Caucasus began in 1988
due to territorial claims by Armenia against Azerbaijan. Armenia has
occupied 20% of the Azerbaijani land including the Nagorno-Karabakh
region and its seven surrounding Districts. Since 1992, these
territories have been under the occupation of the Armenian Forces. In
1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement at which time
the active hostilities ended. The Co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group
( Russia, France and USA) are currently holding peaceful negotiations.

The Karabakh Organization Committee (KLO) was founded in Baku on 28
January 2000 with the aim of conducting a public struggle for the
liberation of Nagorno-Karabakh from the Armenian occupants. The
organization, headed by Akif Nagi, the candidate in historical
sciences, unites over 10,000 people, including outstanding
representatives of intelligentsia, refugees and internally displaced
people, youth, former fighters, senior ranking officers in reserve,
as well as different social segments of the population.