'GERMAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RECOGNIZES NEITHER REGIME IN NAGORNO-KARABAKH, NOR SO-CALLED PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS IT HELD'

Today
http://www.today.az/news/politics/69319.html
June 7 2010
Azerbaijan

The left faction in the German Bundestag has addressed an
interpellation to the Federal Government to inquire about its stance
towards the "parliamentary elections" held on May 23 in Azerbaijan's
territories occupied by Armenia.

The official answer by German Deputy Foreign Minister Werner Hoyer
to the interpellation says that the German Federal Government does
not recognize the existing regime in the Nagorno-Karabakh region,
as well as "elections" held by it.

It also says the Federal Government will not establish contacts with
the regime in the Nagorno-Karabakh and the "parliament" in the region.

On May 14, the German Bundestag adopted a resolution on strengthening
security, stability and democracy in South Caucasus. By adopting the
document, the Bundestag recognizes the territorial integrity of all
three South Caucasus countries and supports settlement of conflicts
in the region on the basis of the countries' territorial integrity
and sovereignty.

In the resolution, the Bundestag called on the German government to
mobilize its efforts for implementation of resolutions adopted by
United Nations on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and OSCE`s relevant
documents.

The Bundestag also called on the German government to increase its
efforts to help refugees and IDPs return to their homelands.




From: A. Papazian