The United Nations and the greater majority of the countries all around the world did not recognize any right of Armenia as occupying power in the region of Nagorno-Karabakh, the Slovenian Member of the European Parliament, Ivo Vajgl said replying to The European Azerbaijan Society's survey on Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.
Vajgl noted that Armenia is violating international law and has to withdraw its troops from Nagorno-Karabakh.
"Unfortunately enough, Armenia is supported by Russia who has its troops stationed in this country. Both Armenia and Russia are behaving in an unacceptable way and are destabilizing the situation in the entire region," Vajgl said.
According to the Slovenian MEP, the principle of territorial integrity of countries, within their internationally recognized borders, is a core principle of peace and stability in the world.
"If a country, a partner within the Eastern Partnership is in breach of these principles, this certainly represents a problem for the Eastern Partnership as a whole, and should be regarded as an urgent and pressing issue. Every person who has been expelled from the occupied territories of Azerbaijan should get the possibility to return home," Vajgl said.
He noted that the partnership between Azerbaijan and the European Union does not end with the issue of energy supply for Western European countries.
"Azerbaijan should be seen as a country with extraordinary importance for regional stability. This is the reason why the EU is interested in positive developments as far as the so-called frozen conflicts in the region are concerned," Vajgl said. "The OSCE Minsk Group invested a lot of effort in an attempt to find a solution for the Nagorno-Karabakh problem but obviously, it is not a problem which could be dealt with just on the level of diplomacy. It is a prominent political problem, which only can be solved with a cooperation of all countries, which are their sticks in the situation in the Caucasus."