European Union Condemns So-Called ‘Presidential Elections’ in Nagorno-Karabakh
Azerbaijan, Baku / corr. Trend K.Ramazanova / The European Union condemns the so-called 'presidential elections' in Azerbaijan's Nagorno-Karabakh region occupied by Armenia, as was mentioned by the Declaration of the EU.
"The EU underlines that it does not recognize the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh. Neither does it recognize the legitimacy of these "presidential elections", which should not have any impact on the peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict," the Declaration stated.
Furthermore, the EU recalls that refugees and internally-displaced persons should be given the right to a safe, secure, and dignified return to their homes in order to fully participate in electoral acts.
The EU reiterates its firm support of the OSCE Minsk-Group and its Co-Chairmen, and their efforts towards a settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The EU urges the concerned parties to intensify their efforts to negotiate a solution to the conflict.