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Baku To Protest Uruguayan Delegation's Visit To Separatist Region

An Armenian soldier runs in trenches on the border of the disputed of Nagorno-Karabagh region.
Baku is planning to officially protest the visit by Uruguayan delegation of Azerbaijan's breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry spokesman Elman Abdullayev told journalists on November 14 that a protest note will be handed to Uruguay's foreign minister soon.

He said that "these kinds of visits undermine the peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and might lead to very bitter consequences for Armenia."

A delegation headed by Jorge Orrico, chairman of Uruguay's House of Representatives, visited Nagorno-Karabakh and held talks with the region's Armenian separatist leaders on November 13.

Armenia and Azerbaijan have been in conflict for more than two decades over Nagorno-Karabakh, which has a majority Armenian population. A fragile cease-fire has been in place since 1994.

Based on reporting by, Interfax