Romania does not recognize the so-called presidential elections held on July 19 in Armenia-occupied Nagorno-Karabakh.
The statement is contained in an official statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania.
“The Romanian Foreign Ministry said these ‘elections’ are illegal. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania reaffirms its principled position not to recognize the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh (occupied by Armenia). The Romanian Foreign Minister also re-affirms its support of the OSCE Minsk Group and their joint efforts to facilitate the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict “, the statement reads.
Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry said earlier that all foreign nationals who visit the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan as “observers” on the so-called “Presidential elections” will be declared persona non grata in official Baku. Nagorno-Karabakh conflict remains unresolved for more than 20 years, despite the efforts of international mediators. 20 percent of Azerbaijan including the Nagorno-Karabakh and seven surrounding districts are still under occupation of Armenian armed forces.