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Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Has To Be Resolved According To UNSC Resolutions: Ambassador Rodrigo Labardini

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By Farid Hasanov*

Mexico is one of the countries that is interested in the mutual development of relations with Azerbaijan in economic, cultural, social, as well as political spheres. Ambassador of Mexico to Azerbaijan, Rodrigo Labardini stated for Eurasia Diary that the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan is important for Mexico.

“Our position on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is clear. This conflict has to be resolved particularly, according to the United Nation Security Council Resolutions,” Rodrigo Labardini said.

Meanwhile, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) passed four resolutions in 1993 on the peaceful settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict within the internationally recognized territory of Azerbaijan.

Resolution 822, April 30, 1993: calls for the cessation of hostilities and withdrawal of Armenian troops from Kelbajar and other recently occupied areas of the Azerbaijani Republic following its occupation on April 3, 1993.

Resolution 853, July 29, 1993: Demands the immediate cessation of all hostilities, calls on withdrawal of Armenian troops from Agdam and other recently occupied areas of the Azerbaijani Republic and reaffirms UN Resolution 822.

Resolution 874, October 14, 1993: Calls for the preservation of the ceasefire, cessation of hostilities and withdrawal of Armenian troops from recently occupied Azerbaijani districts of Fiuzuli (August 23, 1993), Jabravil (August 26, 1993), Qubadli (September 31, 1993) and other recently occupied areas of the Azerbaijani Republic, and reaffirms UN Resolutions 822 and 853.

Resolution 884, November 12, 1993: Condemns the recent violations of the cease-fire established between the parties, which resulted in a resumption of hostilities; calls upon the Government of Armenia to use its influence to achieve compliance by the Armenians of the Nagorno-Karabakh region of the Azerbaijani Republic with resolutions 822, 853 and 874; demands from the parties concerned the immediate cessation of armed hostilities; calls for the withdrawal of Armenia from Azerbaijani district of Zangilan and reaffirms UN Resolutions 822, 853, 874.

Most importantly, these resolutions also condemned the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Azerbaijani civilians from the lands that were invaded by Armenia. But after 26 years these Azerbaijanis remain refugees in their own country and due to the ongoing Armenian occupation they cannot peacefully return to their homes and far.

April War

In the meantime two years passed since 2016 April War which started after the Armenian Armed Forces launched the guided-missiles at social institutions, including schools, hospitals and places of worship. As a result of violation of ceasefire agreement by Armenia, more citizens of Azerbaijan living in the frontline region have being killed since 1994 when agreement was signed by sides.

In order to suppress the Armenian provocation, ensure safety of the civilian population, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces command made a decision to take urgent response measures in the Aghdere-Tartar-Aghdam and Khojavand-Fuzuli directions.

As a result, during the four days of fighting, Azerbaijani Armed Forces liberated the heights near the Talish village, as well as the Seysulan point, which could pose a threat to the safety of Goranboy district and the city of Naftalan.

The military operations were stopped on the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian armies on April 5 2016 with the consent of the sides.

*Farid Hasanov, International Analytical Information Gateway Eurasia Diary. Source: http://sodrugestvo.info/?p=667686&lang=en


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