Hungary does not recognize so-called parliamentary election in Nagorno-Karabakh
Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar.13
By Seba Aghayeva - Trend:
Hungary does not recognize the so-called parliamentary election in Nagorno-Karabakh, scheduled by the separatist regime not recognized by anyone in the world, ambassador of Hungary to Azerbaijan Zsolt Csutora told Trend about this position of the Hungarian foreign ministry on Mar.13.
"In this regard, the official position of the Hungarian foreign ministry fully coincides with the position of the European Union," the diplomat said.
The EU does not recognize the so-called parliamentary election in Nagorno-Karabakh, the press service of the EU told Trend earlier, commenting on the upcoming "election" on the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.
Earlier, Azerbaijani foreign ministry said that the "parliamentary election" scheduled by the separatist regime of Nagorno-Karabakh for May 3 is illegitimate.
Azerbaijani foreign ministry spokesperson Hikmet Hajiyev said that the upcoming "election" violates Azerbaijani law and is aimed at undermining the negotiation process on the settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the US are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the UN Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.