Baku, Azerbaijan, April 7
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is willing to expand cooperation ties with Azerbaijan in every field, the Deputy Head of Azerbaijan’s Presidential Administration, the Chief of the Administration’s Foreign Relations Department, Novruz Mammadov tweeted April 7.
Top Azerbaijani official also said that Saudi Arabia supports Azerbaijan’s fair position in the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
“Saudi Arabia views the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict only within the framework of the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan,” Mammadov said.
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.
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