MINSK, November 28. /TASS/. Belarus and Azerbaijan stand for settling the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in conformity with the norms of international law, the two countries’ presidents, Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus and Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan, said in joint statement adopted following their talks in Baku.
"The sides note the importance of settling the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on the basis of generally recognized principles and norms of international law, first of all, on the basis of observing sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of states’ borders and relevant resolutions of the United Nations Security Council and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)," Belta news agency said on Monday, citing the document.
The two heads of state stressed the importance of giving a fresh political impetus to the settlement process. "Citing efforts taken within the OSCE towards peace settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and the activities of the OSCE Minsk Group and its co-chairs, the presidents noted the importance of giving an extra political impetus to the process," the document says.
The presidents pledged to continue coordinated efforts to strengthen international and regional security, to boost efficiency of multilateral cooperation in combating terrorism, trans-border organized crime, human trafficking and other present-day challenges and threats.