UK doesn’t recognize so-called “presidential elections” in Nagorno-Karabakh

  14 April 2020    Read: 1289
  UK doesn’t recognize so-called “presidential elections” in Nagorno-Karabakh

The UK does not recognize the so-called “presidential elections” in Nagorno-Karabakh, the second round of which is taking place on 14 April, reports with reference to the embassy’s statement.

“The UK again underlines its support for the OSCE Minsk Group and the Co-chairs’ role in the peace process. We support the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of Azerbaijan, while underlining the importance of universally recognized principles and norms of international law. We encourage Azerbaijan and Armenia to accelerate efforts to build confidence and achieve a peaceful resolution to the conflict,” reads the statement.

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, Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding districts.

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