Baku, Azerbaijan, June 19
By Jamila Aliyeva – Trend:
Afghanistan has repeatedly supported Azerbaijan on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the Afghan Ambassador to Azerbaijan Mohammad Taqi Khalili told Trend.
He said since the beginning of this tragedy, it has been clear that this is an obvious aggression.
“On one side you see an aggressor, on the other side you see the rightful defenders,” said the ambassador. “I think no one has doubt that the Azerbaijani territories have been occupied.”
He also underscored that Azerbaijan, despite being very strong in terms of military might, seeks to find a peaceful solution to the conflict.
“Afghanistan has always supported the stance and position of Azerbaijan,” said Taqi Khalili. “We are going to keep supporting Azerbaijan.”
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 two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the US are currently holding peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented the UN Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.
Edited by SI
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