La situation dans les territoires occupés d’Azerbaïdjan.

L’Assemblée Générale des Nations Unies a adopté le 14.03 une résolution relative "à la situation dans les territoires occupés d’Azerbaïdjan" , présentée par l’Azerbaïdjan. 39 Etats ont approuvé la résolution contre 7, dont les 3 Etats co-présidents du GDM, 100 Etats s’abstenant.

Déclaration du Groupe de Minsk

The political-level representatives of France, the Russian Federation, and the United States, as Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group dealing with the Nagorno-Karabakh (NK) conflict— jointly proposed a set of basic principles for the peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh (NK) conflict to the sides in November 2007 on the margins of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Madrid. These basic principles are founded on the provisions of the Helsinki Final Act, including those related to refraining from the threat or use of force, the territorial integrity of states, and the equal rights and self-determination of peoples. The proposal transmitted to the sides in Madrid comprises a balanced package of principles that are currently under negotiation. The sides have agreed that no single element is agreed until all elements are agreed by the parties.

Unfortunately, this draft resolution selectively propagates only certain of these principles to the exclusion of others, without considering the Co-Chairs’ proposal in its balanced entirety.

Because of this selective approach, the three OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair countries must oppose this unilateral draft resolution. They reiterate that a peaceful, equitable, and lasting settlement of the NK conflict will require unavoidable compromises among the parties that reflect the principles of territorial integrity, non-use of force, and equal rights of peoples, as well as other principles of international law.

While the three Minsk Group Co-Chair countries will vote against this unilateral draft resolution, which threatens to undermine the peace process, they reaffirm their support for the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, and thus do not recognize the independence of NK.

At a time when serious clashes have occurred along the Line of Contact with loss of life, both sides must refrain from unilateral and maximalist actions either at the negotiating table or in the field.

« la situation dans les territoires occupés d’Azerbaidjan » - Déclaration de la France

Comme l’a exposé le Représentant permanent [adjoint] américain au nom des co-présidents du Groupe de Minsk, la France votera, comme les deux autres co-présidents, contre le projet de résolution unilatéral présenté par l’Azerbaidjan. Elle réaffirme dans le même temps son adhésion à la position commune de l’Union européenne sur la question du conflit du Nagorno-Karabakh telle qu’elle vient d’être exprimée par la Slovénie.

EU general statement "The Situation in the Occupied Territories of Azerbaijan"

Mr. President
The European Union recognizes the right of Member States to bring issues to the attention of the General Assembly for consideration, subject to the provisions of the UN Charter and the rules and procedures of the General Assembly.

However the EU believes that the OSCE Minsk Group should retain the lead in settling the Nagorno Karabakh conflict. The EU fully supports the efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group towards a peaceful, just and lasting settlement. The EU reiterates its support for all the principles, without exception, established within the Minsk Group and values the views of the Group’s co-chairs. The settlement of Nagorno Karabah issue is an important element of the EU’s European Neighborhood Policy and features prominently in the related Action Plans. In this context we remain ready to support all steps which contribute to a peaceful resolution of this conflict.

The EU calls on the parties concerned to avoid any actions which could lead to heightened tensions and which could undermine the ongoing mediation efforts.

Dernière modification : 20/03/2008

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