Azerbaijani community of Nagorno-Garabagh region of Azerbaijan Republic was established in accordance with paragraph 9 of the document signed on March 24, 1992 at the first additional meeting to the CSCE Council of Ministers in Helsinki. When CSCE /OSCE Minsk Group was established Armenia and Azerbaijan were authorized as the parties to the conflict and the Azerbaijani and Armenian communities of Nagorno-Garabagh  as interested parties in conflict settlement at the negotiations. In this sense, the Azerbaijani community of Nagorno-Garabagh since 1992 took part in the negotiations at different times.

 In addition, the Azerbaijani community of Nagorno-Garabagh registered with the Ministry of Justice in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Azerbaijan in 2006 in the form of public association. The legal status of the community and organization as a public unity allowed more efficient activities of the community. The next step towards the re-formation Azerbaijani community of Nagorno-Garabagh region of Azerbaijan Republic was Congress of the community held in June 5, 2009 in Baku.  

350 people, who represent the community of more than 65 thousand members, were selected to the Congress, as well as more than 200 representatives of foreign embassies operating in Azerbaijan, international and non-governmental organizations took part in as a guest in the work of Congress. The congress adopted  additions and changes to the Charter of "Azerbaijani community of Nagorno-Garabagh region" Public Union and the community's 22-member Executive Board, the Chairman of the Board, chairman of the coordination board and control-revision committee has been elected.

 On June 12, 2009, the first meeting of the Board of Directors of "Azerbaijani community of Nagorno-Garabagh region of Azerbaijan Republic" Public Union held and the division of responsibilities among members of the Board of Directors was done, activities of science, education and culture, inner community issues, international relations, information and public relations, legal, security and human rights units were defined, the structure of the Coordinating Council was approved. 

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on has signed a decree on measures to improve the material-technical supply of the activity of "Azerbaijani community of Nagorno-Garabagh region" Public Union on August 31, 2009.

The order stated that the role of more than 65 thousand people of the Azerbaijani community of Nagorno-Garabagh region of Azerbaijan Republic had been increased significantly, and it was stated that the community was transformed to stronger public organizations with administrative and   organizational point of view.

The care and support by the head of state to Nagorno-Garabagh’s Azerbaijani community gave an impetus to the implementation of the tasks of the community and the community meet with the embassies of different countries, operating in our country, with representatives of organizations on a regular basis by expanding its activities in this direction in order to bring the truth about Garabagh to the international community, as well as in the direction of exposure of the aggressor. Thus, on July 2, 2009, the board members of the community met with the acting OSCE Chairman Mrs. Dora Bakoyannis, Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs, and on October 6 with the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs. At the meetings held community members informed that t the status of Nagorno-Garabagh within the Republic of Azerbaijan can be determined after return of Azerbaijanis to their native lands, as well as after the establishment of equal conditions for both communities. Besides emphasizing that the return of IDP-s to their homes in Nagorno-Garabagh is the main condition for the just solution of the conflict, as well pointed out that this region was always the center of this region and it was also noted that and our people's centuries-old historical and cultural monuments, the culture of Azerbaijan were destroyed at result of the Armenia's aggression against Azerbaijan. 

On October 12, 2009 at meeting of the Board of the Union while considering the matter of the normalization of relations between Turkey and Armenia and the signing of protocols on the establishment of diplomatic relations it was emphasized that at the current conditions when the occupation of Azerbaijani lands continue the opening of borders between Turkey and Armenia is unacceptable and apply was addressed to people of both fraternal countries, where it was stated that opening of the borders will inspire the aggressor to continue the policy of occupation, and that it would be a great blow to the process of the just settlement of the conflict, would delay the return of Azerbaijanis to Nagorno-Garabagh and surrounding areas.

On December 16, 2009, in a letter  a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama on behalf of “Azerbaijani community of Nagorno-Garabagh region of Azerbaijan Republic" Public it was pointed out that while the peace talks between the presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia are underway  allocation by the U.S. Congress of  8 million dollars of funds for so-called regime in Nagorno Garabagh means a support to ethnic cleansing policy and droving out of Azerbaijanis from Nagorno-Garabagh forcibly from their homeland and support the separatist regime and Armenia. 

In December 1, 2009 in Berlin at Brandenburg Academy of Sciences the  scientific symposium on  theme of "Nagorno-Garabag is the cradle of Azerbaijani culture" arranged by Azerbaijani community of Nagorno-Garabagh region of Azerbaijan Republic" Public Union and the German-Azerbaijani Forum. At the first international event held the outside of community it was stated that  Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Garabagh conflict is a serious obstacle to the development of the region, that it is a threat to sustainable peace and stability, as well as photo exhibition dedicated to  cultural and historical heritage of the Nagorno-Garabagh, as well as the aggressive policy of Armenia against Azerbaijan and Garabagh carpets were displayed and once it was proved that this is a native Azerbaijani land and integral part of Azerbaijan.

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