Peter Semneby, special representative of the European Union on South Caucasia doesn’t exclude possibility to visit Azerbaijani occupied territories in case of conflict parties’ consent.
“In case Nagorno-Karabakh conflict parties’ consent, I can visit Nagorno-Karabakh”, Semneby stated in Baku on 3 June.
The conflict between the two countries of South Caucasia started in 1988 over territorial claims raised by Armenia against Azerbaijan. Until December 1991, Azerbaijan lost control over Nagorno-Karabakh except for Shusha and Khojaly. But in 1992-93, Shusha, Khojaly and seven surrounding districts of Nagorno-Karabakh were occupied too. On May, 1994, the parties signed the ceasefire agreement and hold peace talks till today.
The co-chairs to the OSCE Minsk Group – Russia, France, and the USA, are mediating for peaceful solution of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
The European Union is observing development of solution process of this conflict as well.