“Resolutions On Khojaly Prove That World Community Is Tired Of Armenian Lies”
The world community is tired of Armenian lies, and this is proved by the fact that the parliaments of several countries have adopted resolutions on the Khojaly genocide, the Azerbaijan's ambassador to Mexico, accredited also in Colombia, Ilgar Mukhtarov, told.
"One-sided and incorrect information is no longer working as before. I am confident that the Colombian resolution on Khojaly is not the last, work is underway in many other countries," he said.
Mexico was the first country to adopt a resolution condemning the Khojaly genocide, Pakistan became the second country, and they were joined recently by Colombia, he said.
The ambassador said the aim of Azerbaijani diplomacy is bring to the world the realities of the Khojaly genocide, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
"Naturally, we will not stop, we go ahead and hope that many countries will follow the example of Mexico. It is our civic duty in the name of the memory of the victims of genocide, in the name of justice," he said.
Until now, the Latin American countries were a free field for the Armenians, since Azerbaijan was not represented previously in this region, and the Armenians were very active, he said.
"Now Azerbaijan is represented in this region, the country's embassies are in Mexico, Argentina and Brazil. This is a big impetus not only for the development of bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and the countries of the region, but also to bring to the Latin American countries realities about Azerbaijan and the position of the country," he said .
Columbia, according to the ambassador, as well as Azerbaijan, this year is a non-permanent member of UN Security Council and can also make a contribution to the position on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
"The Second Committee of the Colombian Senate, as the Commission in charge of foreign relations and national defense wishes to express, with respect to the constitutional powers vested in the National Government, its rejection against the illegal military occupation of the territory Nagorno-Karabakh of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the seven districts surrounding this region, and the death, injury, harassment and violations of human rights caused to residents of the Republic of Azerbaijan, particularly those that took place in the "Khojaly genocide" as well as those still occurring from the violation of the ceasefire pact established between the parties, which resumed hostilities," the Committee's resolution says.
The Republic of Colombia has been characterized by its spearheading progressive causes and fighting for an international order of peace and the peaceful resolution of conflicts is for this reason that the Second Commission deeply regrets that the conflict between the Republics of Azerbaijan and Armenia persists, and that no solution has been found through the various mechanisms put in place by the stakeholders and international organizations, so that calls to the various stakeholders to strengthen dialogue to resolve the conflict always respecting the territorial integrity of both Republics and the internationally recognized borders.
Finally, the Commission urges the government of the Republic of Armenia to comply with Resolutions 822, 853, 874 and 884 issued by the Security Council of the United Nations and the stakeholders to refrain from any hostile act and interference or intervention, which may cause a wider conflict and undermine peace and security in the region.
The Armenian military forces committed genocide in Khojaly on Feb. 26, 1992. Some 613 people were killed, including 63 children, 106 women and 70 old men. A total of 1,000 civilians were disabled during the genocide. Eight families were annihilated, 130 children lost one parent, and 25 lost both. Additionally, 1,275 peaceful residents were taken hostage, while the fate of 150 remains unknown.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France and the U.S. - are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions
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