The world cannot put up with the situation around Azerbaijan's occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region for long, famous Kazakh writer and poet Olzhas Suleimenov told reporters Apr. 25 in Baku.

International community should get more actively involved in the resolution of this conflict, Suleimenov said.

Any such kind of war may lead to a global catastrophe, Suleimenov said, expressing the hope that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict will be solved soon.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts. The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.

Source: Trend