Karabakh MFA Statement Circulated At UN


news.am, Armenia
Oct 14 2011

YEREVAN. – Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) MFA statement, with respect
to elections of Karabakh’s local self-government bodies (LSGB),
was circulated at UN as official writing of UN General Assembly and
Security Council.

Armenia’s permanent representative to UN, Ambassador Karen Nazaryan
had previously submitted a written petition to UN Secretary-General
Ban Ki-moon, with a request to circulate the aforesaid statement. In
the petition, Nazaryan noted that local self-government bodies are
absolutely necessary for any society, including NKR’s population,
Armenian MFA Press Service informed Armenian News-NEWS.am.

Karen Nazaryan also underscored that the aforementioned elections,
which are now held for the fifth time, have become a democratic process
in NKR (Artsakh), which, sadly, is unacceptable for Azerbaijan because
in that country, unlike in Nagorno-Karabakh, LSGB leaders are appointed
and are not elected by way of people’s freedom of expression.

In its turn, NKR MFA statement stresses the need to demonstrate a
constructive and consistent attitude toward all necessary processes
for turning the South Caucasus into an open and a democratic region,
and it reminds Azerbaijan that all its attempts made against the
democratic development and formation of civil society in Nagorno
Karabakh are doomed to fail from the very beginning.

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