Permanent Mİssİon: Occupyİng forces must be wİthdrawn from Azerbaİjanİ terrİtorİes
APA. Permanent Mission of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the OSCE issued a statement at the 1108th meeting of the Permanent Council in response to H.E. Mr. Sebastian Kurz, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Austria, APA reports.
The statement reads: “Status-quo in the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict created in the result of illegal use of force and occupation of Azerbaijan’s territories is unacceptable. The military occupation of the territory of Azerbaijan does not represent a solution and will never produce a political outcome desired by Armenia. The situation must be changed without further delay.
Recent high-level discussions in Vienna and St.Petersburg were substantive and productive. The Azerbaijani side hopes that understandings reached in these meetings will be swiftly implemented. A step-by-step solution to the conflict suggested by the Russian Federation is the only viable option for peaceful settlement of the conflict. This approach is based on the relevant UN Security Council resolutions and reflected in the decisions of the OSCE, notably in the Budapest Summit decision of 1994. For the unacceptable status-quo to change, occupying forces must be withdrawn from the Azerbaijani territories.
We underline the necessity for the OSCE and its participating States to contribute to the solution of the conflict with all the measures at their disposal.