Baku-APA. On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the first UN Security Council resolution on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, the Jamestown Foundation, one of the leading research centers of Washington, held an event entitled “The United Nations and the Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict: Back to the Basics”. Azerbaijan’s embassy in the US told APA that Azerbaijan's Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Tofig Musayev and Senior Research Fellow of the Heritage Foundation Ariel Cohen made speeches at the event moderated by Chairman of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute Frederick Starr.
Making a speech on the International Legal Relevance and Significance of the UN Security Council Resolutions, Tofig Musayev spoke about the importance of compliance with the norms and principles of the international law in terms of the maintenance of international peace and security. Musayev said the fact that the four resolutions of the UN Security Council demanding withdrawal of Armenian occupier troops from Azerbaijan have not been implemented is the main factor impeding the progress in the settlement of the conflict and also added that Armenia’s non-constructive position in the negotiations has no international legal base.
Analyzing the settlement of the conflict in the context of international forces, as well as regional realities, Senior Research Fellow of the Heritage Foundation Ariel Cohen noted that as one of the co-chairs of OSCE Minsk Group, the US needs to strengthen efforts towards this.
In his turn, Chairman of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute Frederick Starr underlined the importance of new approaches for the restoration of stability in the region and said that the future of the region depends on mutual cooperation of each of the three countries.