‘The unsettlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict cause the continuation of tension along the contact line of troops and the region.
The statement came from Azerbaijani MP Azay Guliyev at the 21st session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly during the discussion of Lithuanian MP Vilija Aleknaite Abramikiene’s report named ‘OSCE – Region of Change’, APA reports.
In his speech, Guliyev said that the rapporteur touched on the existing of unsettled and protracted conflicts in the OSCE region and made efforts to cover the other important issues:
‘Mrs Vilija Aleknaite Abramikiene is absolutely right that the unsettlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict causes the continuation of tension along the contact line and in the region. As the first important step she suggests to observe the ceasefire agreement withdraw the snipers. She also asks for the carrying out of detailed research during the incidents. Azerbaijan agrees with establishing the mechanism on research of incidents in the contact line of troops. But logically, this mechanism can have an effect after the withdrawal of Armenian troops from our lands. If it happens, there will be no need for snipers’.
Azerbaijani MP asked question ‘what are the Armenian snipers doing in the Azerbaijani areas crossing from the contact line?’.
According to MP, the OSCE PA must announce to Armenia that it will not accept the continuation of current status-quo and legalization of occupation: “It must be noted again that Armenia violates seriously all international conventions and legal norms by holding Azerbaijani areas under occupation. Azerbaijan wants the peaceful settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict within the international norms and we wait for the same attitude from the opposite side”