Shanghai Declaration reflects special article on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Baku: Shanghai Declaration has been adopted following the 4th Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) held in Shanghai. The declaration reflects on a number of issues that are of importance to Azerbaijan, including a special article on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

The signatories of the document expresses concern that Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict has not been resolved yet and still remains as a threat to international and regional security.

“We support the peaceful resolution of this conflict basing on the adopted documents and decisions within international legal norms. To this end, we call on the OSCE Minsk Group to intensify efforts to resolve the conflict,” stated in the document.

The declaration also says the member states agreed that no state will strengthen its security by violating the security of other states. However, the participating countries committed themselves not to threaten or use force against any state.

The document stresses that the member states supported the decision on non-interference in internal affairs of states, refusal to support actions aimed at overthrowing legitimate governments, as well as protection of human rights and joint cooperation in solving economic, social, cultural and humanitarian problems.

“We renounce the use of double standards in international relations. Separatism and violent extremism are a challenge to sovereignty, unity, territorial integrity, security, and stability. No separatist activities and organizations on the territory of other member countries will be supported, no relations will any way be established with separatists”.

The statement also reflects the issue of energy security. The member countries have, assumed the liability on further development of energy security, taking into account its influence on durable development at the national, regional, and global levels. And they said diversification of the energy resources and their delivery routes will boost up the competitiveness of energy markets. It was also noted that joint attempts for the development of the transport and logistics systems will further increase the trade opportunities between the member countries and speed up international transport cooperation.

SOURCE: AZERI PRESS NEWS AGENCY

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