UN General Assembly Supports Resolution on Situation in Occupied Territories of Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, 14 March / Trend / On 14 March the UN General Assembly supported the Resolution on Situation in Occupied Territories of Azerbaijan, which was presented by the Azerbaijani side.
Some 39 countries voted for and seven countries against the resolution. 100 members abstained voting.
The Resolution highlights serious concerns that the armed conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh territory of Azerbaijan and its surrounding regions is continuing presenting threats for the international peace and security and adversely affects the humanitarian situation in the South Caucasus countries.
The UN General Assembly urges the member-countries to respect and support sovereignty and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan within its internationally recognized borders. "The General Assembly again states that no country should recognize legal the situation created as a result of occupation of the Azerbaijani territories. No country should promote or assist continuation of the situation," the adopted document says. In a new resolution Azerbaijan calls on UN Secretary General to deliver a comprehensive report to implement the resolution. The draft resolution requires an immediate, complete and unconditional withdrawal of all Armenian Armed Forces from the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan urges UN member states to confirm the indefeasible right of the people driven out from the occupied lands of Azerbaijan to return to their land and states the need to provide conditions for them to do so including the full rehabilitation of the territories damaged by the conflict.