The document adopted on the initiative of Rudi Matjašič, a member of the National Council, calls on the Slovenian government to support the UN Security Council resolutions (822, 853, 874, 884) demanding immediate withdrawal of Armenian armed forces from the occupied Azerbaijani territories and return of refugees and internally displaced persons to their homes.
The document also condemns the ethnic cleansing and mass murder of Azerbaijani civilians, in this context regarding the genocide committed by Armenian armed forces on February 26, 1992 in the Azerbaijani town ofKhojaly as a crime against humanity. The document also offers condolences to the people of Azerbaijan on the occasion of the 24th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide.
“24 years pass since Armenian armed forces with special cruelty murdered 613 people, including 106 women, 63 children and 70 elderly people in the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly and a number of civilians went missing,” says the document.
The document notes that the resolutions adopted by the UN General Assembly, the European Parliament, PACE and OSCE express support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, emphasizing the need to resolve the conflict on the basis of the UN Security Council resolutions within the framework of international law and Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity.
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