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PACE to Discuss Armenia’s Actions

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 17 April 2008 20:20
PACE to Discuss   Armenia’s Actions

France, Strasburg, 17 April /corr. Trend A.Maherremli, S.Ilhamgizi / PACE Bureau and other structures of the Council of Europe will discuss the project of the Resolution on Armenia's actions strengthening tension in South Caucasus, member of Azerbaijani delegation to PACE, Ganira Pashayeva, reported to Trend .

According to her, the project of the resolution is considered as one of the most serious documents of the Council of Europe. "According to the procedure regulations, this document should be signed by 20 MPs form five Council of Europe participating countries. The project will be discussed by PACE Bureau which will make a relevant decision. This document was signed by the MPs from Italy, Moldova, Lithuania, Germany and Turkey. We could gain many votes," Pashayeva said.

According to her, the document says that the Government of Armenia contradicts the norms and principles of the international law, obligations undertaken before the Council of Europe PACE Resolutions 1416, UN Resolution, bringing harms to the negotiations process held via mediation of the OSCE Minsk Group and held presidential elections in occupied Azerbaijani territories.

In addition, the document says that considering the sharp reaction of the international organizations and community to the regime of emergency situation, which was announced in the country after elections, Armenia fired at Armed Forces and citizens of Azerbaijan from their positions in occupied Azerbaijani territories to divert the attention. As a result, many people have been reported either killed or wounded and the situation has become more tensed in the region.

The document shows that Armenia continues taking steps strengthening the tension, always breaks ceasefire regime and thus, brings harms to the peaceful solution of the conflict.

According to Pashayeva, the project of the resolution also says that during the pre-election campaign and inauguration ceremony, the new President of Armenia, Serj Sarkisyan, made statements directed not towards settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict but complicating the situation, thus jeopardizing the negotiations process.

In addition, the document states that the discussions which took place in the Parliament of Armenia serve intensification of the conflict situation. The Parliament of Armenia considers that the Country should as soon as possible populate the occupied territories, not providing any opportunity for Azerbaijan and putting it as a fact of today.

According to Pashayeva, the MPs signing the Resolution Armenia's actions strengthening tension in South Caucasus will raise the issue that the PACE should assess this step and take more serious measures and mechanisms to prevent these actions.

The project of the Resolution was submitted to PACE Secretariat for the discussions.

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