Azerbaijani Charge d'Affaires in Mexico Mammad Talibov made the remarks in his interview to Mexico’s “El Universal” newspaper, the Azerbaijani Embassy in the United Mexican States told Defence.az.
In his interview, the Charge d'Affaires said the only way of solution to the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is Armenia’s withdrawal of its armed forces from the Azerbaijani territories by fulfilling the UN Security Council resolutions. Besides, it is noted Nagorno Karabakh belongs to Azerbaijan and is under Armenian-occupation since 1992.
It is said the reports on the recent illegal visit of three Mexican deputies to the occupied territories and the harsh reaction of Azerbaijan’s embassy in the country in this regard are in the focus of attention.
Thus, the Armenian side and this country’s ambassador to the Mexico Ayvazyan involved Mexican deputies in this conflict and took them to the occupied territories in order to refer to them in their insidious games. Ignoring the warnings of the Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Affairs not to visit those territories, which notifies these are the internationally recognized territories of Azerbaijan, the Armenian government aimed to pretend as if the so-called separatist regime, which is not recognized by any country, even Armenia itself, is supported by Mexico.
In order to express his country’s protest in connection with the matter, the Azerbaijani Charge d'Affaires had meetings at the Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Affairs and Chamber of Deputies, which expressed support to Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity and the UN Security Council resolutions concerning the conflict.
The Azerbaijani official said the Armenian ambassador to the country resorted to another unprecedented game that is noncompliant with no diplomatic ethics. Thus, Ayvazyan’s open invitation of Mexican citizens to the occupied Azerbaijani territories means a call to ignore the warnings of the Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Affairs (the Armenian ambassador, praising the illegal visit of the deputies, also called other Mexican citizens on taking such a step).
“I think the Armenian ambassador must end these games and clarify the facts that hundreds of thousands of Azerbaijanis were expelled from their homes and subjected to violence and murdered.
In his interview, Talibov said the Armenian ambassador’s statement “danger of new Armenian genocide in Nagorno Karabakh” is quite absurd, stressing Azerbaijan is a country recognized by its multiculturalism and tolerance and representatives of all religions and cultures live here with facing no discrimination.
Moreover, Mammad Talibov said Azerbaijan and Mexico marked the 25th anniversary of the diplomatic relations in 2017 and the countries enjoy great opportunities for further expansion of the cooperation.
Mexican MPs Blanca Margarita Cuata Domínguez, María Cristina Teresa García Bravo, and Carlos Hernández Mirón illegally visited Azerbaijani lands occupied by Armenia and met with Ashot Gulyan, the “speaker” of the “parliament” of the separatist regime created in the occupied Azerbaijani territories.