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.

Bosnia & Herzegovina supports Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity

Bosnia & Herzegovina supports Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity



Bosnia and Herzegovina supports the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Azerbaijan, and the parliament of the Balkan country has recently reiterated this position, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina Igor Crnadak told reporters in Baku Dec. 1.

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.

Crnadak said that Bosnia and Herzegovina intends to expand cooperation with Azerbaijan.

The foreign minister added that his country is open to Azerbaijani investments and intends to organize a business forum with participation of the businessmen of the two countries in the near future.

He called agrarian sector, expansion of trade relations, energy and investment priority areas for cooperation.

Crnadak invited Azerbaijan’s foreign minister to visit his country.

Bosnia and Herzegovina is focused on integration into the EU, as well as development of cooperation with other countries, including Azerbaijan, Crnadak said.

He added that increasing the volume of trade turnover between Azerbaijan and Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of priorities of the bilateral cooperation.

Crnadak noted that the government of the Balkan country has not yet come to a consensus on the issue of joining the project of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), which envisages transportation of gas from the Caspian region to Europe, and expressed hope that a consensus on this issue will be reached.