By Laman Ismayilova
UN couldn’t take necessary steps to implement its resolutions on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, said Ali Ahmadov, Vice-Premier of Azerbaijan in Baku on March 16.
“The Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is a question under the mandate of the United Nations. Despite the UN Security Council’s relevant resolutions, this high organization doesn’t control implementation of these documents. Why are UNSC resolutions on Nagorno- Karabakh not implemented? It is impossible to reach any agreement without implementation of these resolutions,” he said.
Ahmadov reminded that the UN Security Council has adopted four resolutions on withdrawal of the Armenian armed forces from the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.
“Over 20 years have elapsed since these resolutions were adopted. The United Nations couldn’t take necessary steps to implement these documents. It is for over 20 years they are engaged in this question which is prolonged from year to year. Then, it was mandated to the OSCE as if to ‘to look and see’,” Ali Ahmadov emphasized.
The OSCE Minsk Group, the activities of which have become known as the Minsk Process, works to find a peaceful solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict for over two decades, but in vain.
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.