EAFJD announces October 2014 as ‘Artsakh month’

EAFJD announces October 2014 as ‘Artsakh month’

PanARMENIAN.Net - After the Third Conference of European Armenians held in October 2013 in the premises of the European Parliament, during which Bako Sahakyan, President of Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh) Republic, greeted the audience from the podium, the European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD) is announcing the month of October 2014 as “Artsakh month”.

The EAFJD, in cooperation with the Armenian National Committees of Belgium, Netherlands, France and Germany, as well as with the representative offices of Artsakh, is planning to implement different activities and projects, ANCA International reported.

Within the entire month of October, book presentations, exhibitions of paintings and drawings and other works as well as film projections will be organized in presence of intellectuals and artists from Armenia, Artsakh and other countries.

The EAFJD in cooperation with some Armenian National Committees in Europe, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the ceasefire, wishes to draw the attention of international community and political circles to the fact that the Republic of Artsakh now is a fully established state, a reality that should be taken into consideration by those suggesting solutions to the Karabakh conflict.

The conflict between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan

The conflict between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan broke out as result of the ethnic cleansing launched by the Azeri authorities in the final years of the Soviet Union. The Karabakh War was fought from 1991 (when the Nagorno Karabakh Republic was proclaimed) to 1994 (when a ceasefire was sealed by Armenia, NKR and Azerbaijan). Most of Nagorno Karabakh and a security zone consisting of 7 regions are now under control of NKR defense army. Armenia and Azerbaijan are holding peace talks mediated by the OSCE Minsk Group up till now.

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