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Sİtuatİon İn occupİed Azerbaİjanİ terrİtorİes put on agenda of UN Securİty Councİl’s 71st sessİon

 APA. Two draft resolutions titled “The situation in occupied Azerbaijani territories” and “Protracted conflicts in the GUAM area and their implications for international peace, security and development” have been put on the agenda of the UN Security Council’s 71st session.


The agenda’s latest version is yet to be confirmed, APA reported.


It is said that the draft resolution titled “The situation in occupied Azerbaijani territories” was on the agenda of the 70th session but has now been re-added to this session’s agenda because it was not tabled for discussion.


Note that the UN Security Council’s 71st session to take place in 13-26 September in the headquarters based in New York City. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov will take their annual part in the UN Security Council’s session.


The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict entered its modern phase when the Armenian SRR made territorial claims against the Azerbaijani SSR in 1988.


A fierce war broke out between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. As a result of the war, Armenian armed forces occupied some 20 percent of Azerbaijani territory which includesNagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent districts (Lachin, KalbajarAghdam,FuzuliJabrayilGubadli and Zangilan), and over a million Azerbaijanis became refugees and internally displaced people.


The military operations finally came to an end when Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in Bishkek in 1994.


Dealing with the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is the OSCEMinsk Group, which was created after the meeting of the CSCE (OSCE after the Budapest summit held in Dec.1994) Ministerial Council in Helsinki on 24 March 1992. The Group’s members include Azerbaijan, Armenia, Russia, the United States, France, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Belarus, Finland and Sweden.


Besides, the OSCE Minsk Group has a co-chairmanship institution, comprised of Russian, the US and French co-chairs, which began operating in 1996.  


Resolutions 822, 853, 874 and 884 of the UN Security Council, which were passed in short intervals in 1993, and other resolutions adopted by the UN General Assembly, PACEOSCE, OIC, and other organizations require Armenia to unconditionally withdraw its troops from Nagorno-Karabakh.


İbad Hüseynov — Azərbaycan hərbçisi




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