"Regarding the opening of the Lachin road within 24 hours, let me repeat that last time - on August 15 - when we were on this road, we clearly stated that an agreement was reached," Assistant to President of Azerbaijan-Head of Foreign Policy Affairs Department of the Presidential Administration Hikmat Hajiyev told journalists at the post created for Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society's food cargo on Aghdam-Asgaran-Khankandi road, APA reports.
"The integral part of this agreement was that the Aghdam-Khankandi road would be opened, and after that, the Lachin-Khankandi road would also be opened by applying the customs and border regime rules of Azerbaijan. Representatives of Armenian residents were also supposed to come to a relevant meeting in the city of Yevlakh, Azerbaijan, and with this, relevant contacts began. At the last moment, they refused. The reason for this refusal is political manipulation and political propaganda. If their real intentions were to solve reintegration issues, they would have come to that meeting," the aide to Azerbaijani President asserted.