Hikmet Hajiyev: "Model for resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict outside the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, does not exist"
- 26 September 2019
"Azerbaijan has no territorial claims to any state. A solution to conflicts acceptable to Azerbaijan is based on the UN Charter, international law and justice, and this position is supported by the international community," head of the Department of Foreign Policy Affairs of the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Hikmat Hajiyev told referring to the speech of the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan at the General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly.
He noted that in order to resolve the conflict, Armenian troops should be withdrawn from the occupied territories of Azerbaijan, thereby territorial integrity and sovereignty of Azerbaijan should be restored, and Azerbaijani IDPs should return to their native lands. "A statement of March 9, 2019 describes a roadmap for resolving the conflict. There is no model for resolving the conflict outside the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan. An early resolution of the conflict can lead to sustainable peace and security in the region, improving the well-being of the Armenian community of the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, now living in difficult conditions, and the development of Armenia itself.
Mr Hajiyev emphasized that Armenia should finally realize that military occupation of Azerbaijan's territories is not a solution to the conflict and will never produce the political results that Armenia wants: "Instead of misleading its people and the international community, seeking constructive historical, populist and demographic arguments, Armenia should be constructively involved in the conflict resolution process, implement its international commitments and withdraw its troops from the occupied territories of Azerbaijan."