Sep­a­ratists don’t calm down, at­tract sen­si­ble Euro­pean par­lia­men­tar­i­ans

Azer News - - Karabakh Conflict - By Ab­dul Ker­imkhanov

Sep­a­ratists of NagornoKarabakh re­gion can­not calm down and con­tinue to in­vite for­eign pub­lic and po­lit­i­cal fig­ures to visit the oc­cu­pied lands of Azer­bai­jan.

Fol­low­ing the mayor of the city of Saint-Eti­enne to NagornoKarabakh with­out the con­sent of Baku, an­other less pooular MP made an il­le­gal trip to the oc­cu­pied ter­ri­to­ries.

Bel­gian par­lia­men­tar­ian JeanJac­ques Flau vis­ited oc­cu­pied Karabakh on Oc­to­ber 30.

He met with the head of the sep­a­ratist regime of Karabakh, Bako Sa­hakyan. The meet­ing was at­tended by clown "for­eign min­is­ter" Ma­sis Mai­lyan, as well as an en­trepreneur, a mil­lion­aire and the head of the Euro­pean Fed­er­a­tion of Europe for Jus­tice and Democ­racy lob­by­ist group, led by Gas­par Kara­petyan and oth­ers. Kara­petyan, in or­der to prop­a­gate the sep­a­ratist regime, ev­ery time with its ridicu­lous at­tempts to at­tract sen­si­ble Euro­pean politi­cians to visit the oc­cu­pied ter­ri­to­ries looks in­deed reck­less.

There are no rea­sons for sur­prise. The so-called "Karabakh free­dom fight­ers" sur­rounded them­selves with cor­rupt Euro­pean par­lia­men­tar­i­ans, for whom honor and dig­nity are con­cepts that are found only in the pages of the works of great sto­ry­tellers. Azer­bai­jani For­eign Min­istry stud­ies the is­sue of il­le­gal visit of mem­bers of the Bel­gian par­lia­ment to the oc­cu­pied ter­ri­to­ries, said in the for­eign of­fice on Oc­to­ber 31.

"Cur­rently, the Azer­bai­jani For­eign Min­istry is study­ing this is­sue, af­ter which it will be de­cided to in­clude their names in the list of un­de­sir­able per­sons be­cause of the il­le­gal visit," the min­istry con­cluded.

Com­ment­ing on the visit of the Bel­gian MP Jean-Jac­ques Flau to Nagorno-Karabakh, Spokesper­son of Azer­bai­jan's Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs Leyla Ab­dul­layeva said that a de­ci­sion would be made to in­clude the name of Bel­gian MP Jean-Jac­ques Flau in the list of un­de­sir­able per­sons be­cause of the il­le­gal trip to the oc­cu­pied ter­ri­to­ries of Azer­bai­jan.

The tire­less ef­forts of peo­ple like Kara­petyan are only a rea­son for the ma­jor­ity of coun­tries to re-sound that they do not rec­og­nize the so­called "Nagorno-Karabakh Repub­lic" and that Armenia is a coun­try ag­gres­sor.

The con­flict be­tween the two South Cau­ca­sus coun­tries be­gan in 1988 when Armenia made ter­ri­to­rial claims against Azer­bai­jan. As a re­sult of the en­su­ing war, in 1992 Ar­me­nian armed forces oc­cu­pied 20 per­cent of Azer­bai­jan, in­clud­ing the Nagorno-Karabakh re­gion and seven sur­round­ing dis­tricts.

As a re­sult of Armenia's armed in­va­sion into Azer­bai­jan's le­gal ter­ri­tory, the two neigh­bor­ing coun­tries have re­mained locked in a bit­ter ter­ri­to­rial dis­pute over the Nagorno-Karabakh re­gion, which Armenia-backed sep­a­ratists seized from Azer­bai­jan in a bloody war in the early 1990s.

The 1994 cease­fire agree­ment was fol­lowed by peace ne­go­ti­a­tions. Armenia has not yet im­ple­mented four UN Se­cu­rity Coun­cil res­o­lu­tions on with­drawal of its armed forces from the NagornoKarabakh and the sur­round­ing dis­tricts.

De­spite Baku's best ef­forts, peace in the oc­cu­pied lands re­mains a mi­rage in the dis­tance as Armenia re­fuses to com­ply with in­ter­na­tional law.

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