Jobbik pays respect to the the memory of the victims in the Khojaly massacre and calls for a peaceful solution to the Nagorno Karabakh conflict

On the commemoration day of the Khojaly massacre committed 25 years ago, Jobbik Movement for a Better Hungary pays respect to the 613 Azerbaijani civilians killed on 26th February 1992, and expresses its condolences to the victims’ relatives as well as the entire Azerbaijani nation.

It is known that the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, which had been going on since 1988, claimed the lives of around 20 thousand victims while 660 thousand Azerbaijani were forced to leave their homes occupied by the Armenian forces. One fifth of Azerbaijan’s internationally recognized territory is still under Armenian occupation in spite of the fact that the Baku government has attempted to settle the conflict in a political way in numerous international forums, including the UN Security Council, the Council of Europe, the OSCE or the European Parliament. Although each international organization condemned the Armenian aggression and occupation in their resolutions, these resolutions have not been enforced to this day.

Our position is that all frozen conflicts pose an extreme danger in today’s terrorism- and crisis-stricken world. We trust that the parties involved in the Nagorno Karabakh confrontation will understand the weight of the situation and be able to reach a wise settlement in a strictly peaceful, political way, by respecting Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity as well as guaranteeing the minority rights of the Armenian community in Nagorno Karabakh. We are convinced that it is in the interest of both parties and we also hope that the example of the Cyprus settlement, which has gained a new momentum, will have a positive impact on the situation of Nagorno Karabakh.

 

MP Márton Gyöngyösi, Jobbik’s deputy faction leader and vice chairman of the Hungarian Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee