23 March 2019, 12:29
Canadian MPs set up friendship group with NKR
Members of the Canadian Parliament have united into a friendship group with the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) under the leadership of Rachel Harder, a member of the House of Commons of the Kingdom.
Azerbaijan would not recognize the NKR's independence, treating it as part of its territory. UN member-countries also have not recognized it as an independent state.
On March 22, the NKR's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) expressed hope for the expansion of friendly relations with Canadians, the MFA's press service told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.
"This step of Canadian MPs is another evidence of the inadmissibility of the isolation policy towards Artsakh (historical name of the NKR) and its people," an MFA source has stated.
It should be noted here that Azerbaijan had declared the Canadian MPs, Tony Clement and Rachel Harder, non grata persona after they visited the NKR in August 2017.
The press service of the NKR's Parliament has noted that within the framework of inter-parliamentary relations, the following friendship circles are in force: "Artsakh Republic-Lithuania", "Artsakh-France", "Artsakh Republic-Francophone Belgium"; as well as the friendship groups: "Artsakh Republic -European Parliament" and "Artsakh Republic-Flanders Parliament of the Kingdom of Belgium".
Author: Alvard Grigoryan; Source: CK correspondent