German gov't: Nagorno-Karabakh regİon and 7 adjacent dİstrİcts - part of Azerbaİjan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 10
The right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) of the Bundestag sent a small request to the German government on the topic “Germany-Armenia relations”, which also had some questions about the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
In the introductory part of the response to the request, it is stressed that the German government especially emphasizes that the term “Germany-Armenia relations” must be understood as the relations between Federal Republic of Germany and Armenia.
"The government of the Federal Republic of Germany considers the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven adjacent districts controlled by the Armenian armed forces to be part of Azerbaijan,” according to the answer to the request. “The government of the Federal Republic of Germany does not recognize the illegal "Nagorno-Karabakh Republic".
In response to the corresponding points of the request (the situation with human rights, freedom of the press, the minority in Nagorno-Karabakh, the number of Germans living there, etc.), the government just referred to the abovementioned note.
Regarding such a question as "How does the government of the Federal Republic of Germany assess the international legal status of Nagorno-Karabakh?", the government answered that "the Nagorno-Karabakh region is part of Azerbaijan."
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.