PRESS RELEASE: German-Armenian Society ZOOM Talk "The Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh: A View from Austria"

German-Armenian Society
Contact: Dr. Raffi Kantian
E-mail: [email protected]


ZOOM talk on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. CET.

With DR. EWA ERNST-DZIEDZIC, Spokeswoman for Human Rights, Foreign
Policy, Migration and LGBTIQ of the Green Club in the Austrian National
Council (one of the two houses of the Austrian Parliament), Vienna


"The Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh: A View from

For participation registration is necessary. Interested parties are
kindly asked to send an e-mail with their first name, last name, and
affiliation by May 22 to [email protected].

The language of the event is German.

Additional information:

Two quotes that illustrate the speaker's stance on Nagorno-Karabakh:

1. Motion for a resolution on the conflict hotspot Nagorno-Karabakh
adopted - harsh criticism of Turkey (14.10.2020).

A motion for a resolution on the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh tabled
by MEPs Reinhold Lopatka (ÖVP), Ewa Ernst-Dziedzic (Greens) and Pamela
Rendi-Wagner (SPÖ) was adopted unanimously. In this statement, the
Federal Government, in particular the Federal Minister for European and
International Affairs, is requested to continue to advocate an immediate
cessation of hostilities and compliance with international law on a
bilateral and multilateral level. The focus should be on the obligations
under international law to protect the civilian population and civilian
infrastructure. In this sense, MEPs advocate that the EU provide
humanitarian aid to the affected civilian population and use its
influence on all actors involved in the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh
to ensure access to humanitarian aid for the care of the civilian
population. In addition, bilateral humanitarian assistance should also
be provided. Furthermore, MEPs advocate that the EU use its influence on
all actors involved, in particular Turkey, to stop external interference
in the conflict, such as arms deliveries to the parties to the conflict,
and to work towards a rapid de-escalation.

2 Ernst-Dziedzic/Stögmüller on Nagorno-Karabakh: EU must show clear
stance in conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan (22.01.2023)

Greens: Double standards in the South Caucasus undermine EU credibility
and endanger stability in the region
Vienna (OTS) - "The international community and the EU must now take an
unequivocal position and make it absolutely clear: Breaches of the
ceasefire and international law will not be tolerated under any
circumstances," says Ewa Ernst-Dziedzic, foreign policy spokeswoman of
the Greens, and emphasizes: "The conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh is not
new. It has already - with strong interference of third powers,
especially Turkey and Russia, and previously the Soviet Union -
significantly led to the destabilization of the first independent
republics of Armenia and Azerbaijan at the beginning of the 20th
century. It is this constellation - against the backdrop of Russia's war
of aggression on Ukraine - that continues to cause instability."
The foreign policy spokeswoman demands, "In the conflict over
Nagorno-Karabakh, everything must now be done to unblock the Lachin
Corridor and thus ensure access to humanitarian aid before the situation
escalates further." Azerbaijan has already been blockading the Lachin
Corridor, the lifeline of the people of Nagorno-Karabakh, since December
last year. As a result, some 120,000 Armenians are cut off from supplies
of food, medicine and fuel.

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