Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.19 / Trend /
The process of collecting signatures for a petition posted on the White House's official website to recognize the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the fact of occupation of 20 percent of Azerbaijani territories by Armenian Armed Forces was completed.
The required 100,000 signatures were collected as of 11:23 a.m, on Feb.19.
The petition placed on 'We the People' on the White House's official website aims to draw attention of President Barack Obama administration to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the fact of occupation of 20 percent of Azerbaijani territories by Armenian Armed Forces.
The main goal of the petition is the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, increasing attention to the fact of occupation of 20 percent of Azerbaijani territories by Armenian Armed Forces and collecting signatures for the U.S. President's statement in this regard.
It is necessary to collect 100,000 signatures until Feb.23, 2013 in order to submit the petition for discussion at the White House.
Those wishing to participate in the campaign should go via: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/pay-close-attention-nagorno-karabakh-conflict-20-azerbaijan-territory-was-occupied-armenian-military/mkKddcRt
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France and the U.S. - are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.
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