Resolution 1047 (1994)1

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Conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh

Parliamentary Assembly

1. The Assembly notes with satisfaction that the ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh, which came into force on
12 May 1994, has been relatively well complied with and hopes that it will be followed up as soon as possible
by a peace agreement between the warring parties.
2. This conflict, which broke out in 1988, has already resulted in almost 20 000 deaths and more than one
million refugees.
3. The Assembly notes with satisfaction the efforts of the CSCE’s Minsk Group, the Government of the
Russian Federation, the United Nations Security Council, the Interparliamentary Assembly of the CIS and its
own Committee on Relations with European Non-Member Countries to encourage the warring parties to sign
a peace agreement.
4. It welcomes the agreement signed on 26 July 1994 by the Ministers of Defence of Armenia and
Azerbaijan and the commander of the army of Nagorno-Karabakh, in which they affirm their commitment to
observe the ceasefire and their eagerness to accelerate the signing of a political agreement, and calls
urgently on all the warring parties to refrain from any hostile act which might jeopardise the fragile ceasefire
that has been in force since 12 May 1994.
5. It declares its readiness to help promote the conclusion of a peace agreement to the best of its abilities,
particularly by encouraging dialogue between parliamentarians from the parties concerned.
6. Finally, it calls on the warring parties to organise the return home of refugees on an urgent basis and to
respect minority rights as advocated in its Recommendation 1201, and urgently calls on Azerbaijan and
Turkey to immediately end the blockade of their means of communication with Armenia.

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