EU: 'Nagorno Karabakh is integral part of Azerbaijan'
10 August 2012 [11:28] - TODAY.AZ
“Azerbaijan is a significant
partner for the European Union”, European Union Commissioner for Energy
Guenther Oettinger said in his declaration on Azerbaijan, The European
Azerbaijan Society reported. Oettinger considers Azerbaijan’s
cooperation with the European Union to be built on solid principles
reflecting clear common interests.
The participation of Azerbaijan in the Eastern Partnership of the
European Union is a historical milestone, the Commissioner said. “By
signing the South Corridor Declaration, Azerbaijan has confirmed its
essential role and reaffirmed the commitment to the European Union. The
country at the Western shores of the Caspian Sea offers an important
basis for Europe’s energy diversification due to its abundant oil and
At the same time, Oettinger stresses the importance of further
developing relations to energy producing countries such as Azerbaijan
for the interest of the European Union. According to the EU
Commissioner, the solution of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict lies also in
this context. “It is therefore a necessary task for Europeans to play a
more active role. As an important energy partner for the EU countries,
Azerbaijan also has to be listened to and supported in its problems.
There are clear resolutions of the United Nations and other
international organizations that the region of Nagorno Karabakh is an
integral part of sovereign Republic of Azerbaijan.”
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