SAVE THE DATE 28/02: “Nagorno-Karabakh & the EU: 1988-2018”
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT - Brussels, 28 February 2018
February 2018 marks thirty years since the people of Nagorno-Karabakh appealed to the Soviet authorities to exercise their right to unification with Armenia. This movement was triggered by the political uncertainty of the crumbling Soviet Union, which Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh were all part of. In 1988 and in the following years, peaceful Armenian initiatives were met with violent repression by Azerbaijani authorities. By 1992, the dispute had escalated into an all-out war.
Thirty years later, what has been done to de-escalate and resolve this conflict? AGBU Europe and European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) are pleased to invite you to an event hosted by Frank Engel MEP.
Join us on February 28th in the European Parliament (Room JAN 6Q2) from 13h00 to 15h00, where, building on the European Parliament’s institutional memory of the conflict and on the resolutions it adopted between 1988 and 1994, two panels of parliamentarians and other experts will critically assess the EU’s current policies on the conflict and discuss some suggestions on how to rebuild confidence and promote peace-building actions among the peoples of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh.
The event is intended to encourage the European institutions to become more pro-active in their contribution to conflict resolution and human rights in the region.
To attend the conference, please register HERE.
For the full programme, please click HERE.
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