Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 7 / Trend /
An attempt of presenting the self-proclaimed "Nagorno Karabakh Republic" as a separate pavilion at the International Book Fair was prevented in Germany.
Armenian media spread information that the self-proclaimed "Nagorno Karabakh Republic" will be presented at the International Book Fair, which runs in Frankfurt on October 6-10, as a separate pavilion. The Azerbaijani Embassy in Germany examined the information and found that indeed a separatist regime "Nagorno Karabakh Republic" plans to participate in the exhibition with its pavilion.
A diplomatic mission contacted the organizers of the exhibition, sent them a letter. It explained the unacceptability of the separatist regime's participation in the exhibition.
After the embassy's interference, the organizers of the exhibition dissolved the contract signed with the organization, which was supposed to represent "Nagorno Karabakh Republic" at the exhibition.
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 seven 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 negotiations to resolve the dispute.
Armenia has failed to implement U.N. Security Council resolutions stipulating the liberation of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding regions.