Kosovo Problem Refrained Estonia for giving Support to Azerbaijan’s Initiative at UN: Vice Speaker

01. aprill 2008

Azerbaijan, Baku, 1 April / corr TrendNews S.Agayeva / The Kosovo problem has affected in the Estonian restraining from its support to Azerbaijan at the UN General Assembly, Kristiina Ojuland, the Vice Speaker of the Estonian Parliament, said in talks with the journalists in Baku on 1 April.

“ Estonia has always supported Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity and is interested in the peaceful resolution of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict. This decision should be taken with the mutual agreement of both the sides,” she said.

With respect to the position of Estonia, which restrained from voting during discussions over the Resolution on Situation in the occupied territory of Azerbaijan, adopted on 4 March at the UN General Assembly, the vice speaker said that hearings on the issue at UN and the issue of Kosovo independence had almost overlapped and Estonia was obliged to back the European community.

Owland said that many European countries also restrained from voting “ Estonia’s position specifies that Kosovo cannot be a precedent for the resolution of other conflicts in the world, including the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Every case is unique and should be resolved accordingly,” she said.

UN General Assembly supported the Resolution on Situation in the occupied territory of Azerbaijan, proposed by Azerbaijan. The document underlines the necessity of ‘immediate, full and unconditional withdrawal of Armenian armed forces from the occupied territory of Azerbaijan Republic”.

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