Co-operation with NGOs Operating in Nagorno-Karabakh Possible
Azerbaijan, Baku / Т corr I. Alizadeh / MP Azay Guliyev, the chairman of the National Forum of NGOs, stated on 1 May during the sitting of the Milli Majlis (Azerbaijani Parliament) that the parliament should pass a special law to prevent the co-operation of Azerbaijani NGOs with Armenia.
Guliyev noted that the relations between Azerbaijani NGOs and Armenian organizations were expanding with every passing day. They organize regular bilateral visits. "In a month, a group representing Azerbaijani NGOs will visit Armenia in order to organize special summer camps to extend its co-operation. However, Azerbaijani legislation does not have the corresponding laws to prevent this process," Guliyev added.
The MP stressed the Armenian government is interested in this type of co-operation. Therefore, Armenia displays the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict as an inter-governmental problem, not as a conflict between the nations. Guliyev regards the co-operation with the NGOs operating in Nagorno-Karabakh as a permissible fact, as the Armenians residing there are the citizens of Azerbaijan.