Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov has received the rapporteur of the Political Affairs Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Robert Walter.
During the meeting the negotiation process on the Armenian-Azerbaijani, Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was discussed: The prevalence of the Armed Forces of Armenia in the occupied Azerbaijani territories is a major obstacle to the process of conflict settlement," stressed at the meeting.
"The fact that a part of Azerbaijani territory is under occupation is recognized by the international community including the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs. Resolutions No.822 (1993), 853 (1993), 874 (1993), 884 (1994) of the UN Security Council reprobate the use of military force against Azerbaijan and the occupation of its territories, confirming the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan as well as the inviolability of its borders," Azerbaijani Ministrer added.
"The international community considers it possible to settle the conflict through its gradual resolution." told Elmar Mammadyarov referring updated Madrid principles.
The minister also said that the change in the demography of the occupied territories of Azerbaijan and bringing part of Syrian refugees of Armenian origin is a flagrant violation of the Geneva Conventions and commitments undertaken on the basis of the additional protocols. Mammadyarov said that the issue will be raised over and over before international organizations and the OSCE Minsk Group.
The sides exchanged views on other aspects of the settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict.