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.

Another meeting on Karabakh conflict may be held in June – Azerbaijani FM

Another meeting on Karabakh conflict may be held in June – Azerbaijani FM

31.05.2016

Trend:

Another meeting on the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict can be held in June 2016 in order to achieve significant progress for changing the status quo, Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said May 31 speaking at the North Atlantic Council.

Azerbaijan's internationally recognized borders have been violated for over 20 years already, 20 percent of the country's territory is under occupation and over a million Azerbaijanis were subjected to ethnic cleansing, said the minister.

Mammadyarov noted that the status quo, which is based on the fact of occupation, remains the main source of tension.

"The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs and the international community consider the status quo unreliable, inconsistent and unacceptable," he said. "In order to change the status quo, it is necessary to put an end to the occupation, the Armenian armed forces should withdraw from Azerbaijan's occupied lands."

Talking about Armenia's threatening Azerbaijan with "dirty bomb", Armenia's non-fulfillment of the international commitments on non-proliferation of the weapons of mass destruction, Mammadyarov said that Yerevan continues its policy aimed at disrupting the negotiation process.

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 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations.

Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.