Declaration on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict circulated at PACE
France, Strasbourg, June 22 / Trend, A.Maharramli /
The declaration, entitled "Necessity of intensifying the activities of the subcommittee on Nagorno-Karabakh", prepared by a member of the Azerbaijani delegation Rafael Huseynov, was circulated at the PACE on the first day of organization's summer session. Declaration was signed by 40 MPs from 20 countries. The declaration was declared open for signature.
"Failure to comply with resolutions on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the lack of control over their use leads to criticism of the Council of Europe. Despite this, we must applaud the efforts of the new leadership of PACE on the revitalization of the subcommittees set up to monitor implementation of the resolutions," says the declaration .
The document also notes the constructive activities of the subcommittee during the presidency of Lord Russell Johnston.
"OSCE Minsk Group which was created for the peaceful settlement of Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is not a substitute for the subcommittee in question. Of course, both entities have the same goals, but their activity is different and each seeks to contribute to the resolution of the conflict", states the declaration.
"This resolution, as the position of one of the most credible organization - the Council of Europe, clearly demonstrates the occupation of Azerbaijani lands by Armenia, Armenia's policy of ethnic cleansing against Azerbaijanis, the existence of the separatist regime in Nagorno-Karabakh. The presence and activity of such a committee in the PACE is success by itself, because it always keeps on the agenda the Armenian occupation, Nagorno-Karabakh issue. Of course, this by no means suits the Armenians ", said Rafael Huseynov.