By Rashid Shirinov
The issue of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was raised at the 96th Rose-Roth seminar of NATO Parliamentary Assembly held in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana.
In her speech at the seminar, Member of Azerbaijani Parliament Malahat Ibrahimgizi, who is a member of the Azerbaijani delegation to the NATO PA, noted the double standards of international organizations in the Nagorno-Karabakh issue, she told Trend on November 8.
“In my speech I said that for more than 25 years Armenia has been occupying the territories of Azerbaijan, over a million of our compatriots have become refugees and IDPs,” she said.
The MP stressed that when adopting resolutions in connection with other countries, a mechanism for its implementation is immediately developed and appropriate measures are taken.
Ibrahimgizi added that when it comes to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the fact of occupation of Azerbaijani territories, international organizations remain silent and are indifferent to the issue – they try to absolve themselves of responsibility saying “the OSCE Minsk Group deals with this issue.”
“I noted that this is an absolutely erroneous thinking. If an organization can contribute to a peaceful resolution of this conflict, it must do so, since there are no restrictions and prohibitions in this regard,” said the MP.
Ibrahimgizi added that such an approach of international organizations is a manifestation of double standards.
Armenia broke out a lengthy war against Azerbaijan by laying territorial claims on the country. Since a war in the early 1990s, Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan's territory, including Nagorno-Karabakh and seven surrounding regions. More than 20,000 Azerbaijanis were killed and over 1 million were displaced as a result of the large-scale hostilities.
To this day, Armenia has not implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding districts.
For more than 20 years, the OSCE Minsk Group is working to find a peaceful solution to the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict. While the Group acts as the only mediator in resolution of the conflict, it failed to make any move to achieve a breakthrough in the peace process so far.
Rashid Shirinov is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow him on Twitter: @RashidShirinov
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