The Occupation in Figures
Nagorno-Karabakh: 1988-1992, territory 4400 km2; Shusha: may 08, 1992, territory 289 km2; Lachin: may 18, 1992, territory 1840 km2; Kalbajar: april 2, 1993, territory 3054 km2; Aghdam: july 23, 1993, territory 1150 km2; Fizuli: august 23, 1993, territory 1390 km2; Jabrayil: august 23, 1993, territory 1050 km2; Gubadli: august 31, 1993, territory 802 km2; Zangilan: october 29, 1993, territory 707 km2.

Belarusian president urges CIS to step up efforts to settle Karabakh conflict

Belarusian president urges CIS to step up efforts to settle Karabakh conflict



It is important that the CIS step up efforts to settle the Trans-Dniester and Nagorno-Karabakh conflicts, the BelTA news agency quoted Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko as saying May 19.

He made the remarks during the meeting with the heads of delegations taking part in the 40th session of the CIS Council of Heads of Security Agencies and Special Services.

This year Belarus hosts the anniversary session of the council.

Alexander Lukashenko noted that it gives an opportunity to openly discuss topical issues in the CIS, namely the situation in Trans-Dniester, Nagorno Karabakh, and Ukraine.

"These issues will only get worse if we fail to address them," he said.

Lukashenko emphasized that the CIS needs to promote the dialogue on this and other topics.

"We need to find an agreement. We will have to because we are in the same boat. We are not particularly welcome on the other shores. We need to make life better here," Alexander Lukashenko said.

He believes that CIS nations share similar mentality and this will be helpful.

"We know each other and know how to make life better here," the Belarusian president added.

He noted that the CIS countries are aware of the real threat posed by the deteriorating migration situation in Europe, the growing crisis in the world economy, the increasing fight for energy, water, and other resources.

"This makes a fertile ground for radical extremism. Threats from international terrorist organizations are multiplying," Lukashenko said. "Such issues as transnational crimes, illegal drug trade and human trafficking are also on the agenda."