FM: AZERBAIJAN IS READY TO SHARE EXPERIENCES WITH TOLERANCE

Trend, Azerbaijan
May 30 2013

Azerbaijan is ready to share its experience in the field of tolerance,
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said at the session
within the Second World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Baku today.

Cultural heritage must be preserved and delivered to the future
generations, the minister said. Mammadyarov also drew the participants'
attention to the barbaric acts of the Armenian armed forces, which
destroyed Azerbaijani ancient monuments in the occupied territories.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988
when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian
armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992,
including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The
co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the U.S. are
currently holding peace negotiations.

Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four
resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the
surrounding regions.