Mohsen Pakayin, Iran’s Ambassador in Baku, urged the countries in the region to unite their forces in order to find a peaceful solution to the war in Nagorno Karabakh between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
“We believe that peace and security cannot be reached in the region without finding a solution to the war in Nagorno Karabakh,” assures Pakayin. “Peace-loving countries, especially Azerbaijan and Armenia, must make an effort to contribute to a peaceful solution regarding this matter.”
Mohsen Pakayin announced preparations for settling the was in Nagorno Karabakh, and declared that Iran’s political exterior consists in backing any negotiations between Azerbaijan and Armenia with the idea of helping to find effective solutions to this problem, adding that Iran supports the idea of a meeting between the presidents of both nations to achieve “concrete results”, Mohsen Pakayin underlined.
It so happens that Azerbaijan and Armenia proclaim the sovereignty of Nagorno Karabakh, which has a mostly Armenian population, but is found in Azerbaijan.
According to Ambassador Mohsen Pakayin, Azerbaijan is fully conscious of Iran’s goodwill in helping to resolve the war, from the time that Iran approvingly received the positive approach of Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister, Elmar Mammadyarov, of listening to proposals from any country for resolving the war in Nagorno Karabakh.
The sovereignty over the Nagorno Karabakh territory has been the object of a huge dispute between Azerbaijan and Armenia, a war that is still intense and whose origin goes back to 1988. A cease-fire signed in 1994, observed by the so-called Minsk group headed by France, United States and Russia, put an end to the war; nonetheless, the skirmishes between the two countries keep on going.