German MP Wellmann pledges Bundestag support for Azerbaijan

Karl-Georg Wellmann MP, member of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the largest party in the Bundestag, has made the following statement (translated from German): “The German Bundestag supports the fulfillment of the resolutions concerning the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict as outlined by the UN, EC and OSCE. We support all efforts towards achieving peaceful conflict resolution across the whole region. We endorse peace and stability in the entire South Caucasus.

“The return of occupied Azerbaijani territory is the main condition for peaceful resolution of the conflict. We regard the expulsion of ethnic groups and the annexation of the occupied regions as being illegal. Future peace can only be attained if both sides decide against the use of violence and ensure the protection of civilians. We back an appropriate engagement of the international community through the OSCE Minsk Group.

“In terms of German-Azerbaijani relations, I see a vast potential in extending the current relationship between both countries. German companies are technologically advanced, and will support further growth of the strong Azerbaijani economy. This should result a sustainable energy partnership and ensure that other sectors, e.g. healthcare, are also developed. I am in dialogue with many German companies, and encourage these to enter into increased commitment with Azerbaijan. By co-operating with the very active Azerbaijani diaspora and relevant organisations, we will be able to play an active role in the impressive development of Azerbaijan.”