Monitoring Desk: The European Union and Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have rejected so-called “presidential and parliamentary elections” in Azerbaijan’s Nagorno-Karabakh region.
According to State Run News Agency, AZERTAC, European Union strongly rejected elections in Nagorno-Karabakh region and stated as:
“In view of the so-called “presidential and parliamentary elections” in Nagorno-Karabakh on 31 March 2020, the European Union reiterates that it does not recognise the constitutional and legal framework within which they are being held. This event cannot prejudice the determination of the future status of Nagorno-Karabakh or the outcome of the ongoing negotiation process.
The EU recalls its firm support to the OSCE Minsk Group and, in particular, to its Co-Chairs’ efforts to bring about progress beyond the status quo and substantive negotiations towards comprehensive and sustainable peace. The EU stands ready to further support efforts, aimed at early, peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.”
Meanwhile OIC has also rejected elections.
“The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), view the holding of elections in the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region of the Republic of Azerbaijan on 31 March 2020 as in contravention to the relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions concerning the Nagorna-Karabakh conflict,” says a statement published on the organization’s official website.
“The OIC General Secretariat further referred to the resolutions and decisions of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe which supports a peaceful solution to the conflict on the basis of sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of the internationally recognized borders of the Republic of Azerbaijan,” the statement says.