Slovenia considers expedient Armenian armed forces’ withdrawal from occupied Azerbaijani territories – National Council President

Baku: Speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament Ogtay Asadov on Tuesday received a delegation led by President of the National Council of Slovenia Mitja Bervar.

Asadov expressed his confidence that this visit will lead to a new stage in inter-parliamentary relations, the parliament told APA.

He added that Azerbaijan is interested in developing relations with Slovenia.

The speaker outlined the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict as a big obstacle to the security of the region, noting that more than a million Azerbaijanis were forced out of their native lands as a result of Armenian aggression, 20 percent of the country’s territory invaded.

“We support a just solution to the problem in line with the norms of international law, hoping also for support from the international community,” he said.

Mitja Bervar, in his turn, stressed the importance of further deepening the relations between the two countries’ legislative bodies, noting that Slovenia attaches great importance to the development of relations with Azerbaijan in various fields.

Speaking about the Nagorno-Karabakh problem, M. Bervar recalled the decision adopted on this issue by the Slovenian parliament in December 2014.

“The decision unequivocally supports the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and considers expedient the fulfillment of four resolutions of the UN Security Council which envisages immediate withdrawal of Armenian troops from occupied Azerbaijani territories and return of refugees to their homeland. The National Council of Slovenia supports a peaceful solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict”, he completed.

SOURCE: Azeri Press News Agency