On September 21, within the framework of his participation in the high-level week of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Jeyhun Bayramov met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Hanke Bruins Slot, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry announced, APA reports.
Minister Jeyhun Bayramov provided his counterpart with detailed information about the occupation of our territories by Armenia for nearly 30 years, the regional risks and threats arising from the illegal presence of the regime established by Armenia in the Karabakh region of Azerbaijan after the 44-day Patriotic War, and Armenia's steps that undermine the peace process.
Minister Jeyhun Bayramov thoroughly briefed his counterpart on the factors determining local anti-terrorism measures in the region. He highlighted the recent provocations and terrorist attacks by the fabricated regime, emphasizing that the actions taken by the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan to prevent further military provocations and acts of terrorism within our sovereign territory fully comply with international law, including international humanitarian law standards.
The Minister emphasized that the continued illegal presence of Armenian armed forces in Azerbaijan's Karabakh region, in violation of their obligations, poses a serious obstacle to lasting peace. He stressed that their unconditional and complete withdrawal from Azerbaijani territory, as well as the dismantling of the fabricated regime, is imperative. The Minister also underlined the urgent need to condemn and unequivocally denounce any military provocations and acts of terrorism, and to discourage separatist and revanchist forces within Armenia.
During the meeting, it was also highlighted that as a result of the appeal made by the representatives of the Armenian residents of Karabakh through the Russian peacekeeping contingent on September 20, local anti-terrorism measures were halted. It was noted that on September 21, discussions were held in the city of Yevlakh, Azerbaijan, with the aim of addressing reintegration issues. It was emphasized that these steps will contribute to the removal of obstacles in the normalization process between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
Later, exchanges of views were held between Azerbaijan and the Netherlands on other topics of mutual interest.