Letter by head of Azerbaijan's mission to UN SG on the “elections” in Nagorno Karabakh circulated as UN document
- 24 April 2020
Letter by the head of Azerbaijan's mission to UN SG on “elections” staged by aggressor state Armenia in occupied lands of Azerbaijan, circulated as the UN GA and SC document, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of the Republic of Azerbaijan Leyla Abdullayeva wrote on Twitter, APA
The Letter reads: "It is not a coincidence that these “elections” took place on 31 March – the Day of Genocide of Azerbaijanis, commemorated in Azerbaijan in memory of those thousands of civilians killed as a result of Armenian offensives in 1918. No doubt, such an ostentatious and cynical action will serve for nothing but to deepen mistrust and narrow the already elusive prospects of peace and reconciliation. The “elections” were held in an environment of total illegitimacy, which stems from the continuing military occupation and ethnic cleansing of the territories of Azerbaijan and a clear violation of the Constitution and legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the norms and principles of international law. The international community once again has overwhelmingly reaffirmed its consistent and principled position of collective non-recognition of the situation resulting from the occupation of the territories of Azerbaijan by rejecting and invalidating the so-called “elections”, which thus have no effect whatsoever."