Azerbaİjanİ presİdent: Armenİa contİnues İts aggressİve polİcy, İgnorİng İnternatİonal calls
APA. The declaration on strategic partnership we signed today envisages the essence and ways of resolving the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, the most painful issue for us. I am grateful to you for such a position and support.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev made the remarks at a press conference held jointly with Czech President Miloš Zeman in Baku.
According to the head of state, the statement notes that the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh must be settled on the basis of the Charter of the United Nations, the related resolutions of the UN Security Council, the Helsinki Final Act, the sovereignty, territorial integrity, and border inviolability of countries.
“All conflicts must be resolved within the norms and principles of international law. Azerbaijan’s internationally recognized territories have been under Armenian occupation for many years. Acts of ethnic cleansing were carried out in these territories. More than a million Azerbaijanis were expelled from their lands. 20 percent of our lands remain under occupation. Armenia continues its aggressive policy, ignoring international calls. The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, who are dealing with the issue, stated that the status quo is unacceptable and must be changed. Changing the status-quo means putting an end to the occupation. That’s what we want as well as what the international community wants. I am confident that we will achieve what we seek; Azerbaijan will restore its territorial integrity. We believe that international law and justice will be victorious,” said the Azerbaijani president.