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EU document, Aug 2, 2002


Position of the EU on Nagorno-Garabagh conflict 
 Declaration by the Presidency on behalf of the European Union on condemning the   "Presidential
elections" in Nagorno Garabagh and confirming the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan as the basis for peaceful settlement of   Nagorno Garabagh conflict 
Declaration by the Presidency on behalf of the European Union on forthcoming "Presidential
elections" in Nagorno Garabagh
Brussels, 2 August 2002
The European Union confirms its support for the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, and recalls that it does not recognise the independence of Nagorno Karabakh. The EU has always emphasised the need to establish a stable political agreement concerning Nagorno Karabakh, which should be acceptable to both Armenia and Azerbaijan. The EU cannot consider legitimate the "presidential elections" that are scheduled to take place on 11 August 2002 in Nagorno Karabakh. The EU does not believe that these elections should have an impact on the peace process.
The Central and Eastern European countries associated with the European Union, the associated countries Cyprus, Malta and Turkey, and the EFTA countries Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, members of the European Economic Area align themselves with this declaration.

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