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Organization of Islamic Cooperation does not recognize so-called "elections" in Nagorno-Karabakh

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 19 July 2012 17:07 (UTC +04:00)
Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) does not recognize the so-called "elections" in Nagorno-Karabakh, said in a statement of the organization on Thursday.
Organization of Islamic Cooperation does not recognize so-called "elections" in Nagorno-Karabakh

Azerbaijan, Baku, July 19 /Trend R.Hafizoglu/

Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) does not recognize the so-called "elections" in Nagorno-Karabakh, said in a statement of the organization on Thursday.

OIC supports the settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict only within the Azerbaijan's territorial integrity, the statement said.

The so-called "presidential elections" is held in separatist Nagorno-Karabakh on July 19, independence of which is not recognized by any country in the world.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent 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 peace negotiations.

Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.

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