First vice-speaker of Azerbaijani Parliament, Ziyafet Askerov commented on the resolutions adopted by the European Union envisaging its support to the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, AzVision.az reports.
The adoption of the above-mentioned resolutions is the result of proactive foreign policy pursued by the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, the vice-speaker said.
"The European Union has already realized that there is no guarantee of stability of other countries without recognizing the territorial integrity of the countries. The same approach should be applied to all countries. It could be considered as double standard approach if the EU recognizes one country's territorial integrity and non-recognition of another one", Askerov emphasized.
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.