UN Does not Recognize so-called ‘Presidential Elections’ in Nagorno-Karabakh
Azerbaijan, Baku / corr Trend K.Ramazanova / Bruno Pouezat, the UN Resident Coordinator to Azerbaijan, stated that the international community does not recognize the so-called ' Nagorno-Karabakh Republic". The UN does not recognize the so-called 'presidential elections', held by the non-recognized 'republic'.
The conflict between the two countries of South Caucasus began in 1988 due to the territorial claims of Armenia against Azerbaijan. Armenia has occupied 20% of the Azerbaijani lands including Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven Districts of the country surrounding it. Since 1992 to the present time, these territories have been under the occupation of the Armenian Forces. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a cease-fire agreement at which time the active hostilities ended. The Co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group ( Russia, France and USA) are holding peaceful negotiations.