Ruling New Azerbaijan Party Sends Protest Statement to Embassies of OSCE MG Co-Chairman Countries
Azerbaijan, Baku, 31 March /corr. Trend G.Jabiyev / The ruling New Azerbaijan Party (NAP) sent a protest statement to the embassies of the co-chairman countries (The USA, France, Russia) of the OSCE Minsk Group, a source at the NAP reported to Trend on 31 March.
During the 62nd session of the UN General Assembly, the co-chairman countries of the OSCE Minsk Group voted against the adoption of the Resolution on Situation in Occupied Territories of Azerbaijan.
The statement describes the activities of the OSCE Minsk Group directed towards the peaceful settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and highlights the responsibility of the organization that the conflict has not been settled to this day. The document says that the co-chairmen of the OSCE Minsk Group expressed unbalanced attitudes towards the sides, giving interviews hiding aggression of Armenia, took steps which did not serve towards the settlement process of the conflict. In particular, such attitude took place during the voting over the Resolution on Situation in Occupied Territories of Azerbaijan.
The statement describes the fact that the co-chairman countries of the OSCE Minsk Group voted against the Resolution and it caused great dissatisfaction of the Azerbaijani community.
Political parties and National Forum of NGOs condemned the position demonstrated by the co-chairman countries of the OSCE Minsk Group with regards to the Resolution and called on them to act in accordance with the standards and principles of the international law.
Together with the NAP, the statement was signed by Ana Veten Party, Social Welfare Party, Great Establishment Party, Azerbaijan Unified Popular Front Party, Adalet Party, Civil Unity Party, Civil Solidarity Party, Alliance for Azerbaijan and National Forum of NGOs.
NAP was established in 1992 in Nakchivan by ex-President of Azerbaijan, Heydar Aliyev. Currently the Party is being chaired by the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev.
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