Council of Europe: "Parliamentary elections" in Nagorno-Karabakh not recognized by international community
France, Strasburg, May 26 / Trend A.Maharramli /
The "parliamentary elections" organized in Nagorno-Karabakh May 23, 2010 are not recognized by the international community, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe stated.
The separatist regime held unlawful "parliamentary elections" in Nagorno-Karabakh May 23. Many international organizations, including the EU, UN, and OSCE stated about the non-recognition of these elections.
The Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe reiterates its full support to the OSCE Minsk Group and its Co-Chairmen in their efforts towards a settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. It calls on all parties concerned to intensify their efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict, in accordance with the commitment undertaken by Armenia and Azerbaijan upon accession to the Council of Europe.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 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 the peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region and the occupied territories.
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