Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 18 / Trend E. Tariverdiyeva /
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan reiterates its firm support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia and does not recognize the so called "presidential elections" conducted in Tskhinvali region / South Osetia, Georgia on November 13, 2011, the Ministry reported.
The Ministry strongly believes that ongoing negotiation process should be continued in a constructive manner to find a viable solution to the conflict.
Large-scale war actions began in South Ossetia, the territory of Georgia, on August 8, 2008. Later on, Russia troops occupied the area and withdrew Georgian military. At the end of that August, Russia recognized South Ossetia and Abkhazia's independence. In a response, Tbilisi broke diplomatic relations with Moscow and declared the two non-recognized republics occupied territories.