Azerbaijan, Baku, June 5 / Trend S. Agayeva /
Germany does not recognize either the regime of Nagorno-Karabakh or the "parliamentary elections" held May 23 by the separatist regime, German Deputy Foreign Minister Werner Hoyer's statement in response to a request from the Left faction of the Bundestag said.
The federal government will not liaise with representatives of the existing regime and the so-called "parliament" in future too, the statement said.
The Bundestag adopted a resolution "Security, stability and strengthening of the South Caucasus" May 14, in which Germany is a parliamentary republic. It recognizes the territorial integrity of all three South Caucasus countries and the sovereignty of states in resolving of conflicts. It supported the basic principles of international law on the inadmissibility of changing borders without the consent of the countries.
In the resolution the Bundestag of Germany calls upon the government to mobilize all efforts to comply with UN resolutions, as well as the Council of Europe and the OSCE to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict by all parties.
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 resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region and the occupied territories.