Azerbaijan MFA comments on statement voiced by Mnatsakanyan
- 01 August 2020
“Yesterday, Armenian Foreign Minister Z. Mnatsakanyan's discussion at the meeting with the so-called "minister" of the illegal regime created by Armenia in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan regarding the attack attempt of aggressive Armenia on the Azerbaijani-Armenian international border is another provocative step of this country. It is clear that holding a toy meeting with a so-called organization is nothing but self-deception” said the head of press service of Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry Leyla Abdullayeva.
As for de-escalation and compliance with the ceasefire, L.Abdullayeva stated that ceasefire is not a solution to the conflict. The aim of the ceasefire is to eliminate the main consequences of the conflict and, first of all, to lay the groundwork for comprehensive and substantive negotiations on the withdrawal of troops from the occupied territories, as required by the international community.
“Ceasefire mechanisms should be reviewed as a technical issue in the context of the withdrawal of Armenian troops from Azerbaijani territory
If Armenia really wants to achieve peace, then it must put an end to the occupation fact by Armenia, which is the cause of the ceasefire violation, and the illegal presence of the Armenian armed forces in the territories of Azerbaijan,” L. Abdullayeva noted.