Azerbaijani FM: Statement of 10 November commits both Armenia and Azerbaijan to cease all military activities

Azerbaijani FM: Statement of 10 November commits both Armenia and Azerbaijan to cease all military activities
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"Azerbaijan is resolute to re-integrate its citizens of Armenian origin residing in the conflict-affected territories into its political, social, economic space, guaranteeing the same rights and freedoms with all the citizens of Azerbaijan regardless of their ethnic, religious affiliation. The Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan provides the solid legal framework, in this regard," said Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov during his speech at the High-Level Segment of the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council, APA reports.

Sustaining peace, rehabilitation and reconstruction activities, providing humanitarian assistance to those in need, including returning IDPs and refugees, should be absolute priority. To this end, Azerbaijan is ready to work with relevant international partners, including ICRC, UNHCR and other UN agencies as well as individual States willing to contribute to peace and stability in the region, in full compliance with the UN Guiding Principles on humanitarian assistance of 1991.

Such an approach is based on international law, relevant resolutions and documents regulating UN’s activities in the fields of humanitarian assistance, post-conflict rehabilitation and reconstruction, and will serve as a confidence-building measure aimed at healing the wounds of the conflict.

The Trilateral Statement of 10 November 2020 signed by the leaders of Azerbaijan, Russia and Armenia commits both Armenia and Azerbaijan to cease all military activities while taking series of steps aiming at elimination of the decades-long conflict. Azerbaijan attaches vital importance to full implementation of this document both in letter and spirit and to healing the wounds of the bloody conflict on the basis of normalization of inter-state relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

It is our firm belief that the international community, led by the UN, has an important role to play in supporting implementation of the Trilateral Statement, which promises restoration of good neighborly relations in the region.

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