Honolulu recognizes Karabakh’s independence

The Council of City and County of Honolulu, state of Hawaii, USA, has adopted a resolution recognizing the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh.

The resolution, in particular, encourages and supports the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic’s “continuing efforts to guarantee its citizens those rights inherent in a free and independent society” and urges the President and Congress of the United States “to support the international community’s efforts to reach a just and lasting solution to security issues in the South Caucasus region.”

Last month Hawaii became the seventh U.S. state to have recognized the independence of the NKR as its State Legislature passed a relevant resolution.

About a hundred Armenian soldiers and civilians were killed in hostilities renewed by Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone on April 2. A Russia-mediated ceasefire put an end to active military operations on April 5, but loss of life in cross-border skirmishes with Azerbaijan continues to date.