President’s aide: “Occupation factor should be eliminated to achieve progress in solution of conflict”

President’s aide: “Occupation factor should be eliminated to achieve progress in solution of conflict”
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  • calendar-gray 17 January 2020

Assistant to President of Azerbaijan Republic – Head of Foreign policy issues department of Presidential Administration of Azerbaijan Republic Hikmet Hajiyev has commented on the claim of the Armenian side regarding the non-acceptance by the official Baku of the proposal about arrangement of meeting between the first ladies of Azerbaijan and Armenia, APA reports citing the statement to journalists of the Presidential aide.

He said the Armenian side should take the most necessary and inevitable steps regarding the solution of Nagorno Garabagh conflict instead of voicing various absurd ideas. 

H. Hajiyev said such steps include withdrawal of the Armenian armed forces from the occupied territories of Azerbaijan: “The solution of the conflict shouldn’t be an object of populism. Armenia is an occupant country, and there are over 1 million Azerbaijani refugees and internally displaced people. Therefore, if we wish to achieve progress in the solution of Nagorno Garabagh conflict, the factor which makes up the fundamental basis of the conflict i.e. the occupation factor should be eliminated.

Afterward, such issues as implementation of various actions including various measures bearing the confidence-building character for solution of the conflict can be considered. But I would like to reiterate that the international, legal and political responsibility falling to Armenia’s lot is that Armenia must withdraw its armed forces from the occupied territories of Azerbaijan according to resolutions of the UN Security Council. Armenia implements various activities in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan. The illegal activities implemented in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan should be stopped. Only thereafter Armenia can claim that it participates in the negotiations process in a constructive and sincere way”.

Ramiz Mikayıloğlu

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