NAP sent letter of protest to OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs

12-05-2011 | 21:24        


Azerbaijan’s ruling New Azerbaijan Party sent a letter of protest to OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs concerning the resettlement of Armenian families from the foreign countries to the occupied territories of Azerbaijan. A copy of the letter will be submitted to visiting President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Petros Efthymiou. The letter reads that “While intensive and successive negotiations are going on toward the settlement of Daghligh Garabagh conflict within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group, the organizing “new Armenian settlement” in the occupied Daghligh Garabagh region of Azerbaijan can seriously damage these negotiations. An attempt to artificially change the demographic situation in this occupied territory, which has been cleansed from Azerbaijanis, aims at strengthening Armenia’s aggressive policy. Artificial “armenization” of Azerbaijan’s occupied territories reminds of the repeat of history. In the 40-50s of the past century the Soviet government deported Armenian citizens of Azerbaijani origin to Azerbaijan and managed to change the demographic situation of Armenia through settling Armenians from foreign countries in these territories. An attempt is being made to repeat the history.” The protest letter of NAP says that the action of the Armenian side violates the norms and principles of the international law. The Azerbaijani people reject the policy of settlement in Azerbaijani territories and do not intend to accept its legal results. “The New Azerbaijan Party expresses deep concern of the Azerbaijani people over the settlement of Armenians in Daghligh Garabagh, calls on OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs to condemn unambiguously the “policy of settlement” that negates the results of the peace talks and impedes the constructive efforts towards the peaceful solution of the conflict and to take steps to prevent its negative results in time”, the letter runs. Not that the Armenian government carries on the policy of resettlement in the occupied Azerbaijani lands. Currently, more than 200 Armenian families from Kyrgyzstan are being illegally settled in the occupied Daghligh Garabagh region of Azerbaijan.