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.

Azerbaijani FM: Karabakh conflict’s remaining unsettled hindering region’s development

Azerbaijani FM: Karabakh conflict’s remaining unsettled hindering region’s development



The Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict’s remaining unsettled is hindering the region’s development, said Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov.

Mammadyarov made the remarks Aug. 8 during the trilateral press conference with his Iranian and Russian counterparts Mohammad Javad Zarif and Sergey Lavrov in Baku.

“The issues of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict’s settlement were discussed during today’s negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin,” said the minister. “Concerns over unresolved conflicts and the fact that they hinder the region’s development were noted in the declaration signed on the results of the summit of the Azerbaijani, Russian and Iranian presidents.”

He added that the conflict should be resolved in accordance with international principles and norms.

Presidents of Azerbaijan, Iran and Russia Ilham Aliyev, Hassan Rouhani and Vladimir Putin signed a declaration following their trilateral meeting in Baku Aug. 8.

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.