PALESTINIAN PRIME MINISTER: EU CAN PLAY EFFECTIVE ROLE IN RESOLVING NAGORNO-KARABAKH CONFLICT
April 15 2010
If the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict sides – Azerbaijan and Armenia –
provide the European Union certain conditions for the solution of
the conflict, the EU can play an effective role in its solution,
the Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority, Salam Fayyad, said.
"The EU plays a positive role in resolving the Palestinian-Israeli
conflict. It can play the same role in resolving the
Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict," said Fayyad on
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988
when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian
armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992,
including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The
co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group – Russia, France, and the U.S. –
are currently holding the peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council’s four
resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region and the