Germany adopts important document on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 9 / Trend /
A document on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was adopted during the annual Deutschlandtag conference of the youth organisation Junge Union under the ruling coalition of the Christian Democratic Union and Christian Social Union in Germany, held in Berlin on Oct. 5, 2012, the Europe-Azerbaijan society told Trend.
According to the document, Armenia's claim which gained its independence after the collapse of the USSR in 1992 led to the war. As a result, more than 25,000 Azerbaijanis were killed. More than one million people became refugees and IDPs. Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan and the adjacent seven regions were occupied. No international organisation recognised the self-proclaimed "Nagorno Karabakh Republic". Germany and the European Union have also rejected the parliamentary elections held in Nagorno-Karabakh in 2010 as illegal.
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton called these elections and the so-called "presidential elections" in Nagorno-Karabakh in 2012 as a threat to a peaceful settlement of the conflict.
According to the document, Armenia has not implemented the UN Security Council resolutions No 822, 853, 874 and 884, requiring the withdrawal of Armenian armed forces from the Azerbaijani territory. The UN General Assembly supported this position in 2008.
According to the document, the Junge Union organisation urged the German government to strengthen international efforts within the cooperation of the OSCE, EU and the UN to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
'The Armenian government must immediately put an end to the occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh and other Azerbaijani territories', the document said. "Nagorno-Karabakh is an inseparable part of Azerbaijan.
'Azerbaijan's territorial integrity, inviolability of its borders and the security of those people living in the border region must be ensured rapidly and without restrictions'.
Chairman of the Europe-Azerbaijan Society Tale Heydarov stressed that one of the main objectives of the Europe-Azerbaijan Society is to offer information about the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and to contribute to a just settlement of the conflict by peaceful means.
The Junge Union youth organisation has 130,000 members. It is the largest youth political organisation in Europe.