Ambassador: Moldova backs territorial integrity of Azerbaijan

1 March 2017 16:24 (UTC+04:00)

By Rashid Shirinov

Moldova follows the development of events in Nagorno-Karabakh, Moldovan Ambassador Gheorghe Leuca told journalists on March 1.

“We have also touched this issue in the framework of political consultations held recently in Baku,” Leuca said.

The diplomat further reiterated Moldova’s support to the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Azerbaijan.

“We together with Azerbaijan and other countries support each other in international organizations in resolving all conflicts,” Leuca said.

Armenia broke out a lengthy war against Azerbaijan laying territorial claims on its South Caucasus neighbor. 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.

Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding districts.

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Rashid Shirinov is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow him on Twitter: @RashidShirinov

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