Unresolved armed conflicts, existing and emerging security challenges and related humanitarian crisis threaten to reverse the development progress attained by us in the implementation of 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said at the Annual coordination Meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Member States.
The ongoing armed aggression by Armenia against Azerbaijan still represents a major threat to international and regional peace and security and to the prospects for development of our region, he said.
"On behalf of my government and people of Azerbaijan I would like to express profound gratitude to our noble organization and its Member States for full support to the just position of my country with regard to the aggression of the Republic of Armenia against my country."
`We welcome the report of the meeting of the OIC Contact Group on the aggression of the Republic of Armenia against Republic of Azerbaijan, which was held here in the UN headquarters on September 24, 2018," the minister added.
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.
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