Baku, Azerbaijan, May 6
Slovenia does not recognize "parliamentary election" in Nagorno-Karabakh
In view of reports about "parliamentary election" in Nagorno-Karabakh on May 3, Slovenia reiterates that it does not recognize the legal framework within which the mentioned so-called election was held, the message of Slovenian Foreign Ministry said May 6.
Slovenia also reiterates that that these procedures cannot prejudice the determination of the future status of Nagorno-Karabakh or impact the negotiation process, said the message.
Slovenian Foreign Ministry strongly supports the work of the OSCE Minsk Group and the efforts of its co-chairs to overcome the status quo and to progress in the negotiations, according to the message.
"Parliamentary election" was held May 3 in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, occupied by Armenia.
Earlier, Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry called the election illegal.
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.