Azerbaijan's territorial integrity must be restored - Mehriban Aliyeva

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Read: 1481     17:44     25 September 2018    

Azerbaijan is a peaceful country. We build our policy with our neighbors and other countries on the basis of mutual interest and mutual respect. However, regretfully, I have to note that the Azerbaijani people have been suffering from the aggressive policy of neighboring Armenia  for more than 25 years. As a result of this policy, 20 percent of internationally recognized territory of our country is under occupation and one million of our compatriots live as internally displaced persons and refugees. 


Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva made the remarks at a conference titled "100th anniversary of establishment of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic and strategic partnership relations between Azerbaijan and Italy" in Rome on Tuesday, Defence.az reports. 

The Vice-President said that over 600 innocent people, including women, children, and elderly were brutally killed during a night only as a result of the Khojaly tragedy.

"Over one thousand people went missing. Fourteen countries have officially recognized the Khojaly tragedy as genocide. Four resolutions adopted by the UN Security Council demand immediate and unconditional withdrawal of the Armenian armed forces from the occupied territories. However, Armenia continues its occupation policy by grossly violating the norms of international law. I want to emphasize again that Azerbaijan is a peaceful country and we are negotiating," Aliyeva said. 

"We believe that the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict should be resolved on the basis of international law. Azerbaijan's territorial integrity must be restored,  Nagorno-Karabakh and seven surrounding districts must be liberated and all refugees and internally displaced persons must return to their native lands.  I hope Italy, as the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, will play a major role in settlement of the conflict," said the Vice-President. 

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Azerbaijan's territorial integrity must be restored - Mehriban Aliyeva

2018/09/1537882762.jpg
Read: 1482     17:44     25 September 2018    

Azerbaijan is a peaceful country. We build our policy with our neighbors and other countries on the basis of mutual interest and mutual respect. However, regretfully, I have to note that the Azerbaijani people have been suffering from the aggressive policy of neighboring Armenia  for more than 25 years. As a result of this policy, 20 percent of internationally recognized territory of our country is under occupation and one million of our compatriots live as internally displaced persons and refugees. 


Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva made the remarks at a conference titled "100th anniversary of establishment of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic and strategic partnership relations between Azerbaijan and Italy" in Rome on Tuesday, Defence.az reports. 

The Vice-President said that over 600 innocent people, including women, children, and elderly were brutally killed during a night only as a result of the Khojaly tragedy.

"Over one thousand people went missing. Fourteen countries have officially recognized the Khojaly tragedy as genocide. Four resolutions adopted by the UN Security Council demand immediate and unconditional withdrawal of the Armenian armed forces from the occupied territories. However, Armenia continues its occupation policy by grossly violating the norms of international law. I want to emphasize again that Azerbaijan is a peaceful country and we are negotiating," Aliyeva said. 

"We believe that the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict should be resolved on the basis of international law. Azerbaijan's territorial integrity must be restored,  Nagorno-Karabakh and seven surrounding districts must be liberated and all refugees and internally displaced persons must return to their native lands.  I hope Italy, as the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, will play a major role in settlement of the conflict," said the Vice-President. 

Banu Salmanli

 



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