Zovko: „No empire will be built in the 21 century regardless of the insane dreams“
Brussels, 7 October 2020.
The members of the European Parliament held a debate with High Representative Josep Borrell on the resumption of hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan in relation to Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Željana Zovko took the floor as standing rapporteur Azerbaijan, calling for a ceasefire. On the first day of this military confrontation, Zovko already published a joint statement calling for an immediate halt of the hostilities.
Zovko stressed that the most important and invaluable stake to take into account are the lives of citizens. She said that the continued fighting does not contribute to anything and puts the stability of the region in danger. In addition, she underlined that no country should add fuel to the fire by providing mercenaries, weapons or inflammatory speeches.
In her intervention, Zovko expressed her condolences to the victims of the conflict and all refugees of the past, now and in the future of this clash where no one will gain, everyone will lose. “No empire will be built in the 21 century regardless of the insane dreams,” Zovko said.
The European Union is ready to help, to mediate and to support the Minsk Group that already addressed its strong engagement based on the agreed principles. “The European Union does not export mercenaries and sorrow, the EU exports European values for a decent life for all citizens.” Zovko concluded.