The note stated that the visit by the Uruguayan parliamentarians is illegal and their meetings and statements during the visit show a blatant disrespect to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan. It also underlined that this illegal visit which reflects irresponsibility and indifference on the part of the parliamentary delegation, damages the peace process aimed at the resolution of the conflict.
The note also emphasized that during the meeting that was held in advance of the said visit between the Ambassador of Azerbaijan and President of Uruguayan House of Representatives, the President had assured the Ambassador that he would not pay a visit to Azerbaijan's occupied territories.
The Embassy reminded the Uruguayan side that Armenian military aggression against Azerbaijan has resulted in the occupation of 20% of Azerbaijani territories, including Nagorno Karabakh and surrounding 7 regions and around 1 million Azerbaijanis were subjected to ethnic cleansing and forced to flee their homes. Armenia has destructed all sites of historical and cultural heritage in Azerbaijan's occupied territories.
The Resolutions adopted by the UN Security Council (Res.no 822, 853, 874 and 884) and Resolution no.62/243 by the UN General Assembly have supported Azerbaijan's sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally-recognized borders and called for the full and unconditional withdrawal of Armenian forces from Azerbaijan's occupied territories and the return of Azerbaijani displaced persons to their homeland. This approach was further reiterated in numerous resolutions and documents adopted by wide ranging international and regional organisations, including OSCE, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, European Parliament, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, NATO, Non-Aligned Movement.
In view of the above-mentioned the Azerbaijani Embassy requested the Uruguayan Ministry of Foreign Affairs to investigate and make its position clear regarding this visit.