Azerbaijani president: So-called regime in Karabakh has no future
- 31 March 2017
The settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is a priority for Azerbaijan, said Azerbaijan’s President and Supreme Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev.
The president made the remarks at a meeting with a group of servicemen on the anniversary of the April victory of the Azerbaijani army.
The head of state noted that the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs emphasize the need to change the status quo.
“Azerbaijan, too, wants to change the status quo. However, it can only be possible after the withdrawal of Armenian troops from the occupied territories. Armenia is trying to evade talks but will not succeed. Sooner or later it will have no choice but to return to the talks because they do realize what would happen otherwise,” said President Aliyev.
Undoubtedly, Azerbaijan’s position in the talks is now stronger thanks to the April battles, which was witnessed by the whole world, stressed the president.
According to him, Armenia, which always used the civilian population as a target, did not change this tactics during the April battles.
"However, they were mistaken; no one left their homes. Our people showed steadfastness,” said President Aliyev adding. “The memory of the victims of the April events will always live in the heart of our people. I remember my meeting with those wounded soldiers. Despite the injuries they’d received, they dreamed of returning to the front. Our people have united around a common idea, which is to restore our territorial integrity.”
Ilham Aliyev noted that the illegal regime created in Azerbaijan’s Nagorno-Karabakh region, which is under Armenian occupation, has no future.
“Azerbaijan will not allow the creation of a second Armenian state in its territory," he concluded.