November 26, 2020 - 10:56 AMT
Karabakh diplomatic relations to be discussed in Belgian parliament

The Foreign Affairs Committee of the Belgian Parliament will debate the establishment of diplomatic relations with Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh). The draft will be considered by the of the Belgian Parliament on November 30, Sputnik reports.

The draft resolution, submitted by MP Peter de Roover, calls on the government to establish friendly relations with the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, as well as to express willingness to establish diplomatic relations.

The resolution calls on the Belgian government to begin negotiations on the establishment of a diplomatic mission of Artsakh in Belgium, with diplomatic privileges comparable to those enjoyed by the representations of other countries not recognized by Belgium.

The French Senate, meanwhile, voted near unanimously (305-1) on Wednesday, November 25 for a resolution calling for the recognition of Artsakh by France.

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Russian and Azerbaijani Presidents Vladimir Putin and Ilham Aliyev on November 9 signed a statement to end the war in Karabakh after almost 45 days. Under the deal, the Armenian side is returning all the seven regions surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh, having lost a part of Karabakh itself in hostilities.