CE Ministerial Committee to consider written question on belligerent Armenia's new occupation plans
The Council of Europe Ministerial Committee will consider on 24 May a written inquiry by an Azerbaijani parliamentary representative to the PACE, MP Rafael Huseynov, on the level of permanent representatives. The document titled New plans of occupation by belligerent Armenia posing serious threats to stability and development in the South Caucasus was included in the draft agenda of the 965th meeting of the CE Ministerial Committee to be held in Strasbourg on 24 May.
The discussions rank as the third in the initial agenda of the gathering.
The document underlines that by intensifying its hostilities during recent days the Republic of Armenia, shown in Assembly resolution (1416 (2005) as an occupying state conducting ethnic cleansing against the Azerbaijanis, is putting forward its new aggressive plans. Armenia has occupied 7 adjacent districts around Nagorno-Karabakh and uses these territories as a buffer zone between the other territories of Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh. However, despite the existing cease-fire in recent days, the armed forces of Armenia are continuously threatening hostilities on the front line bordering the positions of Azerbaijan, which is located hundreds of kilometres from Nagorno-Karabakh. These attacks, accompanied by numerous human losses among the civilian population and the military contingent of Azerbaijan, as well as with great material losses and destruction inflicted on the country, openly demonstrate the purposes of Armenia to occupy some other territories of Azerbaijan.
On the other hand, Armenia has escalated its efforts to pursue its plots vis-Г -vis Azerbaijan. Thus, the previously existing intentions of Armenia to seize the Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan of Azerbaijan are now openly being manifested. Armenia has set up appropriate military and intelligent structures in this regard, a cease-fire regime is repeatedly being violated in the front line areas almost on a daily basis, groundless misinformation is being spread by them concerning the alleged destruction of some old graves in Nakhchivan with the intention to substantiate by false means their territorial claims and, moreover, a new wave of ideological war has been launched by Yerevan.
Rafael Huseynov asked the Committee of Ministers In the present situation when Armenia, officially considered to be an occupier by the Assembly, putting forward manifestly its new occupying intentions and with this purpose in mind undertaking concrete steps, what discussions can the Committee of Ministers conduct within its competences and what effective measures can it take in order to stop the aggressor.