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.

Israel following developments over Karabakh conflict: Foreign Ministry

Israel following developments over Karabakh conflict: Foreign Ministry


Israel is following developments over the Nagorno-Karabakhconflict, said Rafael Harpaz, director of the Eurasian Department of Israel’s Foreign Ministry, former Israeli ambassador to Azerbaijan, an APAcorrespondent reported from Tel-Aviv. 

Israel really hopes and believes that peace is the only solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, he noted.

“This is based on our experience in our region. We hope that the international efforts headed by the OSCE Minsk Group will succeed, and we support these efforts,” said the former ambassador. “We also have good relations with Armenia. If there will be peace, we believe that the economic potential of the region will strengthen. 

As for the plan to open an Azerbaijani embassy in Israel, Harpaz said. “We are in talks in this regard. However, the final decision will be taken by the Azerbaijani government.”

With regard to the Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s planned visit to Azerbaijan, the former envoy stressed that the Israeli government is interested in the realization of this visit.