Azerbaijani Foreign Ministers Elmar Mammadyarov has addressed the plenary session of the 16th Doha Global Forum, Azertac reports.
The FM highlighted Azerbaijan`s role in ensuring international and regional security, the country`s contribution to the global fight against terrorism and extremism, as well as the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
He drew the audience`s attention to occupation by Armenia of twenty per cent of Azerbaijan`s international recognized territories.
Mammadyarov said Yerevan continues to disregard resolutions of the UN Security Council and other international organizations demanding an unconditional and immediate withdrawal of the Armenian armed forces from Azerbaijan`s lands.
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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