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.

Pakistan invites Azerbaijan, Turkey to join efforts on Karabakh conflict's settlement

Pakistan invites Azerbaijan, Turkey to join efforts on Karabakh conflict's settlement



Pakistan, Azerbaijan and Turkey can cooperate on the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, said Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif.

He made the remarks at a joint press conference with his Azerbaijani and Turkish counterparts, Elmar Mammadyarov and Mevlut Cavusoglu, in Baku on Nov. 30.

Speaking about the results of the trilateral meeting, the Pakistani minister noted that the parties have held very fruitful discussions today.

Issues of mutual interest were discussed, including the issues of cooperation in the defense industry and prospects for increasing the trade turnover, said the minister.

“We also agreed to expand inter-parliamentary ties. There is great potential for achieving greater effectiveness of our cooperation,” added the Pakistani official.

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.