American journalist meets co-coordinators of Armenia-Azerbaijan Peace Platform

American journalist meets co-coordinators of Armenia-Azerbaijan Peace Platform
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  • calendar-gray 05 May 2017

The co-coordinators of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Platform for Peace, Susan Jaghinyan and Orkhan Nabiyev, held a meeting with American journalist Nurit Greenger.


Ms. Greenger expressed her interest to the Peace Platform. She also underlined the importance of establishing sustainable peace in the South Caucasus region. Ms. Greenger also said she will put all her efforts to inform the American society about the Armenia-Azerbaijan Platform for Peace that aims to establish a just peace in the South Caucasus region.


The co-coordinator of Peace Platform from Armenia, Suzan Jaghinyan, told to the guest about the history of founding of the Platform. 


The co-coordinator of Peace Platform from Azerbaijan, Orkhan Nabiyev, informed widely about the future plans of the Peace Platform. Moreover, Orkhan Nabiyev emphasized the importance of a just and peaceful resolution of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh, while he also noted the fragility of the ceasefire regime and the importance the role of foreign journalists in conveying these truths to the international community.


At the end of the meeting the co-coordinators made memorable photos with journalist  Greenger.


For the purpose of contributing to a peaceful settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the Armenia-Azerbaijan Platform for Peace was established on December 6, 2016. The Platform is an initiative of the citizens of Azerbaijan and Armenia who wish to contribute to the peaceful settlement of the conflict.


The initiative on the creation of the Platform has generated the interest of the international community as well as attracted the high level of public attention in both conflicting states. A large number of well-known experts highly appreciated this initiative and stressed the very special role of the above-mentioned peacekeeping initiative in the process of the peaceful settlement of the conflict.


The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict entered its modern phase when the Armenian SRR made territorial claims against the Azerbaijani SSR in 1988.


A fierce war broke out between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. As a result of the war, Armenian armed forces occupied some 20 percent of Azerbaijani territory which includes Nagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent districts (Lachin, Kalbajar, Aghdam, Fuzuli, Jabrayil, Gubadli and Zangilan), and over a million Azerbaijanis became refugees and internally displaced people.


The military operations finally came to an end when Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in Bishkek in 1994.


Dealing with the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is the OSCE Minsk Group, which was created after the meeting of the CSCE (OSCE after the Budapest summit held in December 1994) Ministerial Council in Helsinki on 24 March 1992. The Group’s members include Azerbaijan, Armenia, Russia, the United States, France, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Belarus, Finland and Sweden.


Besides, the OSCE Minsk Group has a co-chairmanship institution, comprised of Russian, the US and French co-chairs, which began operating in 1996.  


Resolutions 822, 853, 874 and 884 of the UN Security Council, which were passed in short intervals in 1993, and other resolutions adopted by the UN General Assembly, PACE, OSCE, OIC, and other organizations require Armenia to unconditionally withdraw its troops from Nagorno-Karabakh.


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