Axar.az
UP

EU does not recognize “referendum” in Nagorno-Karabakh

Home page Politics
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

The European Union does not recognize the constitutional and legal framework of the “referendum” held in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Axar.az reports that, this is reflected in the statement made by the EU at the OSCE Permanent Council on March 2.

On February 20, a “referendum” was held in Azerbaijan’s Nagorno-Karabakh region, occupied by Armenia, to amend the “constitution” of the illegal regime created in the occupied lands.

“The EU does not recognize the constitutional and legal framework of such procedures, which cannot prejudice the future status of Nagorno-Karabakh or impact on the negotiation process. The EU supports the co-chairs efforts and calls for earliest resumption of negotiations toward sustainable peace,” reads the statement.

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict entered its modern phase when the Armenian SRR made territorial claims against the Azerbaijani SSR in 1988.

A fierce war broke out between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. As a result of the war, Armenian armed forces occupied some 20 percent of Azerbaijani territory which includes Nagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent districts (Lachin, Kalbajar, Aghdam, Fuzuli, Jabrayil, Gubadli and Zangilan), and over a million Azerbaijanis became refugees and internally displaced people.

The military operations finally came to an end when Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in Bishkek in 1994.

Dealing with the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is the OSCE Minsk Group, which was created after the meeting of the CSCE (OSCE after the Budapest summit held in Dec.1994) Ministerial Council in Helsinki on 24 March 1992. The Group’s members include Azerbaijan, Armenia, Russia, the United States, France, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Belarus, Finland and Sweden.

Besides, the OSCE Minsk Group has a co-chairmanship institution, comprised of Russian, the US and French co-chairs, which began operating in 1996.

Resolutions 822, 853, 874 and 884 of the UN Security Council, which were passed in short intervals in 1993, and other resolutions adopted by the UN General Assembly, PACE, OSCE, OIC, and other organizations require Armenia to unconditionally withdraw its troops from Nagorno-Karabakh.

Date
2017.03.03 / 20:59
Author
Axar.az
Comments
Memorial Zefer
See also

11 people detained in Syria were brought to Azerbaijan

Response from official Baku to Yerevan

British Ambassador congratulated the Azerbaijani people

US Embassy's reaction to the President's pardon order

Ilham Aliyev received Hulusi Akar

Azerbaijani FM made a post on Independence Day

Cavushoghlu met with the UAE FM

OSCE chief visit Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Mongolia

Today we live in the beautiful land of Zangilan

Zurabishvili sent a letter to Aliyev

Latest
Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla
ArxivBağla