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.

NATO says ‘it doesn’t want to even think of possibility of Armenia-Azerbaijan war’

NATO says ‘it doesn’t want to even think of possibility of Armenia-Azerbaijan war’

10.04.2017

NATO does not want to even think of the possibility of a war between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the Alliance’s Assistant Secretary General, Tacan İldem, told APA’s Georgia bureau on Monday.

Asked about NATO’s possible role in case of a war between Armenia and Azerbaijan, İldem said the Alliance stands against the use of force.

“Thus, we don’t even want to think of the possibility of a war between these countries. International organizations favor a peaceful solution to such problems and conflicts. NATO shares the same position as well,” he added.

He noted that NATO cannot interfere in the settlement process of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

“The OSCE Minsk Group is engaged in the Karabakh settlement process. NATO cannot interfere in the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement process. The Minsk Group is responsible for the settlement process,” he said.  

Azerbaijan is a partner of NATO, said İldem, stressing that bilateral relations are developing within a certain framework.  

The NATO assistant secretary general also touched upon the Alliance’s relations with Georgia.

İldem reiterated NATO’s support for Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

“It can be clearly seen from statements made at various levels. NATO Parliamentary Assembly will soon hold a meeting in Georgia. All this shows that the relations between NATO and Georgia are developing on a sound basis,” he added.