Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry commented on the interview given by the Armenian Foreign Minister to Armenpress
- 04 December 2020
Unlike the Armenian leadership, the President of Azerbaijan knows well what each document he signs serves, not only at this stage, but also in the long term, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday. The President of Azerbaijan demonstrates this not only in his own words, but also in his concrete deeds, the statement says, commenting on the Armenian Foreign Minister’s latest interview with the Armenpress agency, the Azerbaijani ministry said.
“The Armenian foreign minister must return from the fictional world to reality, no matter how painful it may be.
Armenia's long-standing and destructive position, contrary to international law, has dragged the country into the abyss. The Armenian government must draw conclusions from the recent events and come to terms with the new reality in the region.
Azerbaijan ensured the implementation of relevant UN Security Council resolutions and restored its territorial integrity. A new format of security and cooperation was established in the region with a joint statement signed by the Armenian Prime Minister on November 10.
As for the exchange of prisoners and hostages, we remind the Armenian Foreign Minister that for many years the Armenian side did not respond to the initiative of Azerbaijan to exchange "All for all". Now the adoption of this principle by Armenia is part of such a changing reality.
Azerbaijan, on the other hand, has always strictly adhered to the principles of international humanitarian law, acting on the principles of humanism, and unilaterally handed over Armenian captives and bodies to the other side, even during military operations.
Instead of writing a joint statement of November 10, the Armenian side's implementation of the issues arising from this agreement will serve to establish the long-awaited peace in the region."