Georgia does not recognize Nagorno Karabakh referendum

The Georgian Foreign Ministry said on February 20 that it does not recognize “the so called referendum,” held in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

“Georgia does not recognize the so-called independence of Nagorno-Karabakh and consequently, the so-called referendum held in Nagorno Karabakh and/or its results,” the MFA statement said.

The Georgian Foreign Ministry added that “it is necessary to continue a dialogue for peaceful resolution of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, in compliance with the norms and principles of International Law.”

Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed territory between Armenia and Azerbaijan, held a referendum on February 20 to adopt the region’s new constitution, which Azerbaijan denounced as illegal.