Non-Alignment Movement members condemns Armenia's occupation of Azerbaijani territories
All the Non-Alignment Movement members condemned the occupation of Azerbaijani territories by Armenian armed forces, according to the document signed at the 18th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Baku.
Participants of the summit unanimously supported Azerbaijan in Karabakh conflict, outlining in the document that Nagorno-Karabakh conflict remains unresolved for more than a quarter century after the adoption of UN Security Council resolutions requiring the immediate withdrawal of Armenian armed forces from Azerbaijan’s occupied territories.
The document also reaffirms member states’ support to the principle of non-use of force and necessity of resolving the conflict by peaceful negotiations, based on Azerbaijan’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of its internationally recognized borders.
In this regard, heads of states and governments of NAM member states pointed out that no country can recognize the legitimacy of the situation created as a result of the occupation of Azerbaijan’s territory, and contribute to its preservation by supporting it, also by economic activity.
At the initiative of Azerbaijan, the final document included provisions in which the summit participants recognize the responsibility of the organization’s member countries for promoting ways to resolve the issues of ensuring, protecting, realizing and restoring the rights of internally displaced persons, including their worthy and safe return to their homelad.
The Non-Aligned Movement was created in 1961. One of the key principles for the establishment and operation of the Non-Aligned Movement is its role as a forum for cooperation among its members. The organization currently has 120 members, 17 observer-states and 10 international observer organizations.
The Non-Aligned Movement is the second biggest organization after the UN. Today, approximately 55% of the world's population lives in the NAM member-states. These countries possess more than 75% of the world’s oil reserves and more than 50% of gas reserves, as well as the biggest human and natural resources.