YAP sends letter of protest to OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs

YAP sends letter of protest to OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs
# 19 May 2010 16:12 (UTC +04:00)
YAP said conducting elections by an unrecognized separatist group in an occupied zone was against the norms and principles of international law and couldn’t be recognized as legitimate. The existence of a separatist regime which was not recognized by any country or international organization is a result of occupation of 20 percent of Azerbaijani lands by Armenia.

YAP regrets that despite resolutions of the UN Security Council, the Council of Europe and OSCE, as well as Minsk Group efforts. Aggressive Armenia keeps the Azerbaijani lands under the occupation for more than 20 years. “The so-called election campaign organized by the Nagorno Karabakh separatist regime is an attempt to gain legitimacy for the separatist regime before the international community. This is an aggressive action against the sovereignty of the Republic of Azerbaijan and it is seriously preventing peace talks and good will goals”.

YAP said in its letter that the “elections” would have negative impact on the negotiation process over the conflict solution: “New Azerbaijan Party is resolutely condemning the next “election” sabotage and considering it as a serious obstacle to the negotiation process and expecting from the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs’ objective reaction to that”.
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