"Hungary stands by the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan in the conflict," Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said, APA reports.
The Ministry added that Hungary’s stand for Baku is particularly important because the conflict is expected to be a topic at the two-day EU summit, which begins today.
"The Armenian-majority Nagorno-Karabakh lies within the internationally recognized borders of Azerbaijan, and Hungary supports the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the states as a general principle of international law," said the Ministry.
The Ministry says that the Nagorno-Karabakh region is officially part of Azerbaijan. The two former Soviet republics fought a war in 1988-94 over the territory. Although Armenia backs the so-called republic, it has never officially recognized it. The fighting, the heaviest since 1994, which broke out last Sunday.
Note the reports recalls that last Sunday, fighting renewed in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, officially part of Azerbaijan but governed by Armenians, causing a number of civilian and military casualties. The Nagorno-Karabakh region is officially part of Azerbaijan, governed by ethnic Armenians.