EURONEST PA MEMBERS RAISE NAGORNO-KARABAKH ISSUE AT MEETING WITH ARMENIAN PRESIDENT
Feb 24 2012
Euronest Parliamentary Assembly members raised the issue of Nagorno
Karabakh at a meeting with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan,
Azerbaijani MP Faraj Guliyev told Trend in an interview following
his visit to Armenia today.
“At a meeting with the Armenian president, the MPs raised the
Nagorno-Karabakh problem,” he said. “In particular, Azerbaijani MPs
told Sargsyan they cannot visit the graves of Azerbaijanis, who were
buried in the occupied territories. The importance of organizing a
meeting between the Azerbaijani and Armenian communities in Nagorno
Karabakh was stressed.”
When Sargsyan said Nagorno Karabakh is not part of Azerbaijan, the
Azerbaijani MPs reminded him of the four adopted UN resolutions on
the need for the unconditional liberation of the territories.
Despite the fact that it was proposed to discuss the ways to resolve
the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, with the assistance of the EU, Sargsyan
opposed this, saying he prefers that the OSCE Minsk Group plays the
chief role in the conflict settlement.
Guliyev said when the Azerbaijani MPs arrived in Yerevan, the Armenian
border guards at the airport escorted them to a detention center.
Azerbaijani MPs Rovshan Rzayev, Faraj Guliyev and Azay Guliyev visited
Armenia to attend the meeting on Feb. 21-23.
Euronest includes Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.