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The Armenians of Belgium demand from EU and the international community to exert pressure on Azerbaijan

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The Armenians of Belgium demand from EU and the international community to exert pressure on Azerbaijan

YEREVAN, DECEMBER 16, ARMENPRESS. On the initiative of various diaspora structures, Armenians in Belgium held a protest in Brussels, demanding from the European Union and the international community to put pressure on Azerbaijan to open the only road connecting Artsakh to the world. ARMENPRESS reports the head of the European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy Gaspar Karapetyan said in his speech that Europe and the international community continue to have two "scales". The international press, everybody presented the reality very well, but the expectation is the practical steps. "We demand from the European Union that practical steps be taken," said Karapetyan, at the same time thanking that statements of condemnation are being made, demanding Azerbaijan to open the road connecting Artsakh to the world. He thanked the European Parliament for strongly condemning Azerbaijan in recent years, demanding the restoration of the rights of Armenians. "We, the Armenians of Artsakh, the Armenians of Armenia, the Armenians of the Diaspora, must be united, no matter how much some want to create trenches between us. We must fight together and prove that we exist," Karapetyan emphasized. The participants of the action in Brussels waved the flags of Armenia and Artsakh, banners with "Stop Azerbaijani aggression" and other writings. The Armenians demanded from the European Union and the international community to exert pressure on Azerbaijan to immediately open the Lachin Corridor, to take concrete measures aimed at ensuring the security of the Armenian population of Artsakh, to recognize the Republic of Artsakh, to establish a humanitarian agency in Artsakh. They also demanded to impose individual sanctions against the property of the Azerbaijani authorities, to immediately extend the mandate of the EU observation mission. Among the initiators of the protest action were the Committee of Armenians in Belgium, the European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy and other structures.

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