RULING NEW AZERBAIJAN PARTY SENDS PROTEST STATEMENT TO EMBASSIES OF OSCE MG CO-CHAIRMAN COUNTRIES

Trend News Agency
March 31 2008
Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan, Baku, 31 March /corr. TrendNews G.Jabiyev / The ruling
New Azerbaijan Party (NAP) sent a protest statement to the embassies
of the co-chairman countries (The USA, France, Russia) of the OSCE
Minsk Group, a source at the NAP reported to TrendNews on 31 March.

During the 62nd session of the UN General Assembly, the co-chairman
countries of the OSCE Minsk Group voted against the adoption of the
Resolution on Situation in Occupied Territories of Azerbaijan.

The statement describes the activities of the OSCE Minsk Group
directed towards the peaceful settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and highlights the responsibility of the
organization that the conflict has not been settled to this day. The
document says that the co-chairmen of the OSCE Minsk Group expressed
unbalanced attitudes towards the sides, giving interviews hiding
aggression of Armenia, took steps which did not serve towards the
settlement process of the conflict. In particular, such attitude took
place during the voting over the Resolution on Situation in Occupied
Territories of Azerbaijan.

The statement describes the fact that the co-chairman countries of
the OSCE Minsk Group voted against the Resolution and it caused great
dissatisfaction of the Azerbaijani community.

Political parties and National Forum of NGOs condemned the position
demonstrated by the co-chairman countries of the OSCE Minsk Group
with regards to the Resolution and called on them to act in accordance
with the standards and principles of the international law.

Together with the NAP, the statement was signed by Ana Veten Party,
Social Welfare Party, Great Establishment Party, Azerbaijan Unified
Popular Front Party, Adalet Party, Civil Unity Party, Civil Solidarity
Party, Alliance for Azerbaijan and National Forum of NGOs.

NAP was established in 1992 in Nakchivan by ex-President of Azerbaijan,
Heydar Aliyev. Currently the Party is being chaired by the President
of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev.