Politics 11:07 23/05/2022 Armenia

Artsakh can never be a part of Azerbaijan – EAFJD

Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) can never be a part of Azerbaijan, the European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD) said in a statement on Sunday, ahead of the meeting of the Armenian and Azerbaijani leaders in Brussels. The full text of the statement is provided below.

"European Council President Charles Michel will host the Armenian and Azerbaijan leaders for the second time in less than two months, to move towards negotiating a comprehensive “peace treaty” between Armenia and Azerbaijan as the president Charles Michel has stated before.

In March 2022, Azerbaijani forces took control of the Armenian-populated Parukh village in the Askeran region of Nagorno-Karabakh as a result of which all the Armenian residents had to flee. Because of the Azerbaijani provocations, the entire Armenian population of the neighboring village of Khramort also had to be evacuated.

In severe winter temperatures the entire native Armenian population of Nagorno-Karabakh/Artsakh was deprived of gas, causing a humanitarian crisis because the damaged pipeline passes through a territory under the control of the Azerbaijani authorities. The native Armenian population in Nagorno-Karabakh/Artsakh is being threatened in their native Armenian language with loudspeakers on the contact line.  Moreover, the Armenian cultural and religious heritage in the occupied territories of Nagorno-Karabakh/ Artsakh is being destroyed and erased by Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan is realizing an ethnic cleansing on the native Armenian population of Nagorno Karabakh/Artsakh and has been pursuing a policy of Armenophobia on state-level for decades. Azerbaijani Armed Forces have illegally invaded Armenian sovereign territory since May 2021 without carrying consequences for violating international law.

Prior to the meeting, the EAFJD and its committees, representing the European citizens of Armenian origin as a part of the European civil society, express their concern and call on the President of the European Council and the EU executive body to consider and raise the following questions and concerns during the meeting:

• That the European Parliament (EP) adopted a resolution on 10 March raising serious concerns about the danger of ethnic cleansing of the native Armenian population of Nagorno Karabakh, while condemning the destruction of Armenian cultural and religious heritage in Nagorno-Karabakh;

• That the negotiations regarding the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict should be under the auspices of the OSCE Minsk group Co-chairs, with the consideration of the Basic principles, including the right of the native Armenian population of Nagorno-Karabakh/ Artsakh to self-determination;

• That any process of delimitation and demarcation between Armenia and Azerbaijan cannot be imposed by the use of force, violation of human rights, at the expense of the national security of Armenia and predetermine the status of Nagorno-Karabakh fulfilling Azerbaijani claims;

• That Armenian POW’s and captives remain imprisoned despite multiple calls by different governments, transnational organizations and the adoption of the resolution by EP on the immediate and unconditional release of the Armenian POW’s;

• That a war unleashed by the authoritarian regime of Azerbaijan with the support of Turkey cannot lead to imposing any transport connection with a special status through the territory of the Republic of Armenia, at the expense of its national security and economic interests;

Taking the abovementioned into consideration, Nagorno-Karabakh/Artsakh can never be a part of Azerbaijan.

The EU must use all its leverage to counter Azerbaijan’s maximalist stance and engage for sustainable, just peace in the region. The fundamental rights of the indigenous Armenian people in Nagorno-Karabakh/ Artsakh must be respected. Peace cannot be established by giving in to Azerbaijan’s ambitions of ethnic cleansing against Nagorno-Karabakh’s/ Artsakh’s native Armenian population."

Source Panorama.am
Share |
Տեքստում սխալ կամ վրիպակ նկատելու դեպքում, ուղարկեք խմբագրին հաղորդագրություն` նշելով տվյալ սխալը, այնուհետև սեղմելով Ctrl-Enter:


Ruben Vardanyan calls for 'devotion and unity' to ensure bright future for Artsakh
Artsakh State Minister Ruben Vardanyan issued a message on the 31st anniversary of Artsakh's Referendum of Independence, Constitution and...
Artsakh president, French official sign joint declaration condemning Azerbaijani aggression
Within the framework of the working visit, the delegation headed by President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan held in Marseille a...
Next 3+3 format meeting on Transcaucasia possible in next few months, diplomat says
The next meeting of the 3+3 regional cooperation platform involving Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia as well as Russia, Turkey and Iran may be...
Remembering legendary freedom fighter David Sarapyan
December 10 marks the commemoration day of legendary freedom fighter of the Artsakh Liberation War, writer David Sarapyan, better known as Dev....
Armenian ombudswoman issues Human Rights Day message
Armenia’s Human Rights Defender Kristinne Grigoryan has issued a message on Human Rights Day observed every year on 10 December. Her...
World Cup 2022: December 10 schedule
The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is now at the quarter-final stage with two games remaining on Saturday, December 10. Morocco vs Portugal,...
Expert opinion confirms Azerbaijani war crimes during 2020 Artsakh war
An expert report has confirmed that Azerbaijan committed war crimes during the war in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) in 2020, Artsakh’s Human...
U.S. announces new $275 million in military aid for Ukraine
U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday authorized fresh $275 million in military aid for Ukraine offering new capabilities to defeat drones and...
Armenia Russia's key strategic partner in South Caucasus, minister says
Russian Defense Minister Army General Sergey Shoigu held a working meeting with his Armenian counterpart Suren Papikyan on the sidelines of a...
Cher attends special screening of Aurora's Sunrise in Los Angeles
World famous American pop-singer of Armenian origin Cher (Cherilyn Sarkisian) attended a special screening of Aurora's Sunrise on Thursday....
Armenian expert: Azerbaijani-Turkish duo will not dare to cross Araks River
Panorama.am has talked to Iran specialist Vardan Voskanyan, the head of the Chair of Iranian Studies at Yerevan State University (YSU), about...
Yerevan Brandy Company, Erasmus Student Network Yerevan sign memorandum of understanding
On November 30, Yerevan Brandy Company and Erasmus Student Network Yerevan signed a Memorandum for promoting responsible behavior regarding...
Open doors are just around the corner…
ARARAT Museum invites everyone to make an unforgettable journey to the world of ARARAT Armenian Brandies. "In the frames of the event,...
Fire breaks out at luxury Istanbul hotel
A fire broke out Friday at a luxury hotel located on the grounds of a former Ottoman palace in Turkey, AP said, citing news reports. There...
Junior Eurovision winner Malena named UNICEF Armenia Ambassador
Ahead of Junior Eurovision song contest 2022 to be held in Armenia on December 11, 15-year-old Malena (Arpine Martoyan), winner of the 2021 song...
Opposition MP: Armenia's public debt soaring under current government
Armenia’s public debt is increasing at a high rate under the current government, MP Tadevos Avetisyan of the opposition Hayastan bloc said...
Armenian ombudswoman briefs U.S. official on Azerbaijani aggression
Within the framework of her visit to the United States, Armenia’s Human Rights Defender Kristinne Grigoryan met with Kara McDonald, the...
Armenian parliament holds special session on loan agreements
The National Assembly of Armenia held an emergency session on Friday to debate ratification of loan agreements with the French Development...
Pashinyan arrives in Bishkek for EEU summit
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan arrived for Kyrgyzstan on a working visit on Friday, December 9, Sputnik Kyrgyzstan reported....
Councilor urges fresh elections in Armenian community
The leader of the Homeland faction in the City Council of Armenia’s Vanadzor community, Vahe Dokhoyan, has called for fresh local...
Putin arrives in Bishkek for EEU summit
Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Kyrgyzstan, where he will take part in a summit of the Eurasian Economic Union later on...
World Cup quarter-finals are here
The FIFA World Cup 2022 has reached the quarter-final stage in Qatar with two matches scheduled for Friday, December 9. Croatia vs...
Azerbaijani forces open fire at Armenian border positions
Azerbaijan’s armed forces opened fire at the Armenian combat positions situated near the village of Nerkin Hand late on Thursday evening,...
FY2023 NDAA calls for release of all Armenian POWs
The Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) welcomed language in the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year...
Egypt's world-famous antiquities could be lost to climate change, experts warn
Egypt’s world-famous antiquities, including the Sphinx and the Great Pyramids of Giza, could be lost to climate change by the end of the...
Security chief: Normalization of Armenia's relations with Turkey, Azerbaijan separate processes
The Armenia-Turkey and Armenia-Azerbaijan normalization processes are separate, Secretary of the Security Council Armen Grigoryan insisted on...
Celine Dion diagnosed with rare neurological disorder
Celine Dion announced Thursday morning that she’s been diagnosed with stiff person syndrome and will be postponing or canceling her...
Minister comments on decision to withdraw benefits for displaced Artsakh Armenians
Any program concerning the Artsakh people is implemented as a result of discussions with Artsakh's leadership, Armenian Labor and Social...
Armenian, Russian and Azeri chief prosecutors meet in Moscow
A trilateral meeting between Russian Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov, Armenian Prosecutor General Anna Vardapetyan and Prosecutor General of...
Four opposition members take up parliament seats
Four members of the opposition Hayastan alliance have agreed to take up the vacant parliament seats. At a special meeting on Thursday,...

Follow us and get updates!

Most popular articles

{"core.blocks.header.spell_message1":"Selected mistake: ","core.blocks.header.spell_message2":"Send a message about the mistake?"}