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Declaration by the Presidency on behalf of the European Union on the”constitutional referendum” in Nagorno Karabakh on 10 December 2006

Norway has aligned with an EU-declaration on the “constitutional referendum” in Nagorno Karabakh on 10 December 2006.

12/12/2006 ::  

The European Union is aware that a “constitutional referendum” has taken place
in Nagorno Karabakh on 10 December 2006. The EU recalls that it does not
recognize the independence of Nagorno Karabakh. It recognizes neither the
“referendum” nor its outcome.

The EU reiterates its firm support to the OSCE Minsk Group and its Co-Chairmen,
and their efforts towards a settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict. The EU
considers that conducting such a “referendum”, thus pre-empting the outcome of
the ongoing negotiations, did not contribute to constructive efforts at
peaceful conflict resolution. It calls on all parties to the conflict to
intensify their efforts to find a negotiated solution to the conflict.

The Acceding Countries Bulgaria and Romania, the Candidate Countries Turkey,
Croatia* and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia*, the Countries of the
Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidates Albania, Bosnia
and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia and the EFTA countries Iceland,
Liechtenstein and Norway, members of the European Economic Area, as well as
Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova align themselves with this declaration.

* Croatia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia continue to be part of
the Stabilisation and Association Process.

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