EU Condemns ‘Presidential Elections’ in Armenian-Occupied territory (video)
Azerbaijan, Baku / corr Trend K.Ramazanova / Allan Vaddams, the head of the European Commission's Baku office, stated in Baku on the 18 July that the so-called 'presidential elections' in the Nagorno-Karabakh have no logical grounds.
"The presidential elections in the Armenian-occupied Azerbaijani territory, scheduled for the 19 July will also be discussed at the Council of Europe and OSCE."
The official of the European Commission voiced his negative position on these elections and stressed they will not be recognized by European countries. The European Union does not recognize the Nagorno-Karabakh as an independent establishment.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 due to Armenian territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenia has occupied 20% of Azerbaijani lands including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and its seven surrounding districts. Since 1992 to the present time, these territories have been under Armenian occupation. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a cease-fire agreement at which time active hostilities ended. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group ( Russia, France and USA) are holding peaceful negotiations.