Member of the European Parliament Josep-Maria Terricabras (Spain) calls or international recognition of Nagorno Karabakh.
Addressing the EP plenary session, Mr. Terricabras reminded that on December 10, 1991 the people of Nagorno Karabakh voted for independence in a referendum and added that this democratic process was responded by a military offensive by Azerbaijan with more than 30 thousand dead.
“Subsequently, ceasefire between Azerbaijan, Nagorno Karabakh and Armenia was signed. The creation of the Minsk Group in 1992 was a breakthrough, but Azerbaijan has refused to implement a mechanism for monitoring the violations of the ceasefire, the MEP said.
“Nagorno Karabakh has fully democratic institutions, an exemplary judicial system, and low levels of corruption. For this reason we request the inclusion of representatives of Nagorno Karabakh in the negotiations of the Minsk Group, precisely because they determine the future of the country’s inhabitants,”Josep-Maria Terricabras said.
He concluded that the “for the resolution of the military conflict, it is necessary to recognize internationally the new independent state.”