Estonian parlt group calls for peaceful solution to Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

  • 2020-10-21
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - At a meeting with the ambassador of Azerbaijan and representatives of the Azerbaijani diaspora on Tuesday, members of the Estonia-Azerbaijan parliamentary group and the foreign affairs committee of the Riigikogu said that they are in favor of a peaceful solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Chairman of the parliamentary group Sven Sester said that the Estonian-Azerbaijan group continues to favor a peaceful solution to the conflict in accordance with the norms and principles of international law, spokespeople for the parliament said.

"The best war is the one that never erupts, and in the present situation, it is crucial that the parties to the conflict should return to the negotiating table," Sester said. 

"We condemn statements that divide the international and local community and contribute nothing towards finding a peaceful solution," he added.

Sester added that all states in the region have a right to sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of internationally recognized borders.

Chairman of the foreign affairs committee of the Riigikogu Enn Eesmaa said that the committee remains worried about the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh.

"We're getting a lot of information from both Azerbaijan and Armenia, but sadly, they do not contain any reassuring messages," he said.

Participants in the meeting included members of the Estonia-Azerbaijan parliamentary group Mihhail Korb, Kalle Laanet, Igor Kravtsenko and Raivo Tamm and members of the foreign affairs committee Maria Jufereva-Skuratovski and Mihhail Lotman.

Members of the parliament met with Azerbaijani ambassador in Estonia Murad Najafbayli along with Nijazi Gadzijev and other representatives of the Azerbaijani diaspora. The latter expressed great concern over the escalation of the military conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan and violation of the armistice achieved. Azerbaijan has repeatedly expressed its willingness to sit down at the negotiating table, according to the ambassador.