Assistant to Azerbaijani President: Conducting satellite observations in Karabakh by UNESCO and UNITAR is unacceptable
- 28 December 2020
“These two organizations want to conduct observations in Karabakh via satellites and assess the situation in relation to the protection of cultural heritage there,” said Assistant to the Azerbaijani President, Head of Foreign Policy Affairs Department of the Presidential Administration Hikmat Hajiyev in an interview with AZERTAG.
Assistant to the Azerbaijani President noted that these two organizations want to conduct observations in Karabakh via satellites and assess the situation there in connection with the protection of cultural heritage: “I want to state unequivocally that such amateurism is unacceptable. Both UNESCO and UNITAR are UN organizations. They must act in accordance with international law and relevant UN procedures. Karabakh is the land of Azerbaijan and any activity carried out there must be coordinated with Azerbaijan. Otherwise, we will assess this as overt disrespect for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Azerbaijan, and will respond adequately.”