GERMAN BUNDESTAG MEMBER STATES GERMANY RECOGNIZES NAGORNO-KARABAKH AS PART OF AZERBAIJAN
Trend News Agency
Aug 20 2007
Azerbaijan, Baku / Òrend corr I. Alizadeh / Germany is supporting
Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity and recognizes Nagorno-Karabakh as
part of Azerbaijan, a member of German Bundestag, the deputy chairman
of the Christian-Democratic Union fraction, Andreas Schokenhoff said,
he is part of a delegation that is visiting Azerbaijan for four days,
"We uphold Azerbaijan’s fair position in this issue," the German
According to him, settlement of the conflict through war is not
good for the people. "Nagorno-Karabakh conflict should be settled
in accordance with the interests of the people, this is peacefully,
for war will create new problems," he noted.
As for the visit of several Bundestag members to Nagorno-Karabakh
without Azerbaijan’s agreement, Schokenhoff noted that such cases are
of a private nature and do not affect the policy pursued by official
Berlin with regards to the conflict.
"Our position is that Nagorno-Karabakh is part of Azerbaijan. The
official delegation of the German Bundestag will not pay an official
visit to Nagorno-Karabakh," he noted.
The German delegation includes Bundestag MPs – Dr. Andreas Schokenhoff,
Thomas Barreis, Axel Fischer, Eduard Lintner and Otto Hauser.