“Azerbaijani community of Nagorno Karabakh region of the Azerbaijani Republic” has sent an appeal to the President of the AEGEE - European Students Forum Luis Alvarado Martinez.
The Community expressed its protest over opening of the AEGEE representation in Azerbaijan’s Nagorno Karabakh region, which was occupied by Armenians and exposed to ethnic cleansing.
The appeal features that the documents adopted by all international organizations, especially the UN, OSCE, the Council of Europe and European Parliament towards settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict confirm the territorial integrity, independence and sovereignty of Azerbaijan: “We should say that opening of the AEGEE representation in inseparable Nagorno Karabakh region of Azerbaijan is unacceptable for us. Armenia has occupied Azerbaijan’s Nagorno Karabakh region and 7 surrounding regions for 20 years and still keeps under occupation.
Armenia’s aggression against Azerbaijan and keeping 7 surrounding regions under occupation contradicts international legal norms and principles. No state has recognized the so-called “Nagorno Karabakh Republic”. Opening of your organization’s representation in this region is also illegal. We both ask and demand you to reconsider this question, because such initiations can damage not only negotiations process, but also the future development of the region.”