Azerbaijan Sends Memorandum to International Organizations Regarding Armenian Elections
Azerbaijan, Baku, 21 February / Trend corr. S.Ilhamgizi / The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry submitted a memorandum to the international organizations due to the fact that the polling stations during the latest presidential elections in Armenia were organized on Azerbaijani occupied Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding regions. The memo was submitted to the OSCE, Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe and European Parliament.
Such action by the Armenians demonstrates once again their occupation of the Azerbaijani territories by the Armenian Armed forces.
The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry has requested international agencies to investigate this illegal act and undertake necessary measures.
The conflict between the two countries of the South Caucasus began in 1988, due to the Armenian territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Since 1992, the Armenian Armed Forces have occupied 20% of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and its seven neighbouring districts. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement which ended the active hostilities. The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group ( Russia, France, and the US) are currently holding the peaceful negotiations.