Hikmet Hajiyev, Assistant to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan : “Armenia must be held accountable for the cultural genocide and terror perpetrated during the occupation ”
- 28 December 2020
“As was the case yesterday, Azerbaijan does not oppose the organization of the UNESCO mission today,” said the Assistant to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Head of Foreign Policy Affairs Department of the Presidential Administration Hikmet Hajiyev in an interview with AZERTAC, APA reports.
The assistant to the President has noted that Azerbaijan’s position is justified and sustainable: “Azerbaijan's position is right and sustainable. We only expect to be treated in accordance with international law and relevant procedures. When security conditions permit, a clear mandate and composition of the mission should be agreed between Azerbaijan and UNESCO. Azerbaijan's territorial integrity and sovereignty must be respected.
Currently, the Ministry of Culture is assessing the condition of our cultural sites in the liberated territories, and information about this will be submitted to UNESCO in due course. As in other areas, Armenia must be held accountable for the cultural genocide and terror perpetrated during the occupation in order to erase the traces of the Azerbaijani people in these lands," he said.