AZERBAIJANI MFA RESPONDED TO FACT OF RECOGNIZING NKR INDEPENDENCE BY US STATE OF LOUISIANA

13:20, 1 June, 2013

YEREVAN, JUNE 1, ARMENPRESS: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of
Azerbaijan responded to the adoption of the resolution on the Nagorno
Karabakh Republic's independence by the US State of Louisiana. As
reported by Armenpress, quoting the Azerbaijani Haqqin.az, the
Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan
Elman Abdullayev called the adoption of the resolution on the NKR
independence by the US State of Louisiana a provocation and stated
that the legislative body of a separate state does not have the right
to mediate in the country's foreign policy.

On May 31 the Louisiana Senate passed a resolution recognizing the
independence of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic. "The Senate of the
Legislature of Louisiana hereby encourages and supports the Nagorno
Karabakh Republic's continuing efforts to develop as a free and
independent nation in order to guarantee its citizens those rights
inherent in a free and independent society," - reads the Resolution.

By the Resolution the Senate also urged the president and the Congress
of the United States of America to support the self-determination
and democratic independence of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic and its
constructive involvement with the international community's efforts
to reach a just and lasting solution to security issues in that
strategically important region.

The copies of the Resolution will be transmitted to the president
of the United States, the secretary of the United States Senate,
the clerk of the United States House of Representatives and to each
member of the Louisiana delegation to the United States Congress.

Louisiana is the forth state of the United States to recognize the
independence of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic. The State of Maine
adopted the resolution on recognition of the NKR independence on April
10 2013. On May 17 2012 the House of Representatives of the US State
of Rhode Island as well adopted the resolution on recognition of the
NKR independence. And on August 6 2012 the House of Representatives
of the US State of Massachusetts adopted such a resolution.

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