Sept 3 2014
Nagorno-Karabakh included in NATO summit agenda
3 September 2014
By Seymur Aliyev – Trend:
The issue of Nagorno-Karabakh is to be included in the agenda of the
upcoming NATO summit that is to be held in Wales September 4-5. This
was reported by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who made the
statement after a meeting with his Azerbaijani counterpart, Ilham
Aliyev, in Baku Sept. 3.
During the upcoming NATO summit Turkey plans to recall the importance
of fulfilling NATO promises given to Azerbaijan.
“This is the right of Azerbaijan and the promises given to the country
must be fulfilled,” he said. “Turkey is ready to show determination
President Erdogan added that the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh
conflict is a priority for Turkey and testifies to the level of
bilateral relations between the two countries.
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 two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs
of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the U.S. are currently
holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented four U.N. Security Council resolutions
on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.