Canadian MP Harold Albrecht calls for end to bloodshed
Canadian MP Harold Albrecht calls for end to bloodshed –
August 22nd 2014 (Kitchener, ON) – “We are hoping for significant progress as a result of the August 10 meeting between the heads of state of Armenia and Azerbaijan in reducing the conflict levels in the region” said Harold Albrecht, Chair of the Canada-Armenia Parliamentary Friendship Group and Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Conestoga.
The latest clashes have resulted in more than 30 deaths, a number not seen since a ceasefire was established 20 years ago in 1994.
Azerbaijani attacks in mid-August have now led to a situation that threatens to destabilize the entire region.
“I am especially concerned by credible allegations that torture is occurring,” noted Albrecht, a firm proponent of religious freedom, “there is no military solution to this crisis; and such violations of international law can only stir the resentment of future generations.”
“Canada believes problems such as these are best solved through negotiations and dialogue.
“It’s time that Region’s leaders pursued a legacy of peace and bridge-building. Too much blood has been spilled for no good.”