Ilham Aliyev: Let world know that not only Karabakh but also present-day Armenia is historical Azerbaijani land
- 18 April 2018
International organizations support Azerbaijan’s fair position on the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said during his inauguration ceremony on April 18, APA reports.
“Sufficient as an example is the fact that over the past 15 years, some of the most prestigious organizations have approved our proposal on the conflict and reached key resolutions which say that the conflict must be settled within Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity,” the head of state said.
Noting that there is a legal framework for the settlement of the conflict, the head of state said Azerbaijan has exposed Armenia's aggressive policy over the last 15 years, and Armenia is isolated from many regional projects thanks to Azerbaijan's efforts.
"The UN Security Council resolutions are the main legal framework for the settlement of the conflict. We have been able to prove to the world that we are right. Although Armenian lobby organizations have campaigned against Azerbaijan, they have not been able to influence international decisions. We have gained political and diplomatic successes,” President Aliyev said.
The head of state stressed that no country recognizes the so-called regime created in Nagorno-Karabakh.
“International organizations and neighbor countries condemned the referendum held there. We would like the world community to know that not only Karabakh, but also present-day Armenia is historical Azerbaijani land. There is enough evidence for this. We have been subjected to deportation on several occasions and that is what we must convey to the world,” he added.
The president said that the Azerbaijani state will continue to pursue its current policy and will achieve its target.
“This conflict should only be resolved within the territorial integrity of our country. There is no other way. We will never allow a second Armenian state to be established. Our principled position with regard to the resolution of this conflict is supported by the Azerbaijani people. Our strength will grow further in the years to come,” he noted.
Ilham Aliyev went on to say that in many cases the norms of international law do not work, meaning whoever is stronger is considered to be just.
"We are well aware of the fact that the factor of strength has gained significance. This is a reality that we must reckon with, which once again shows that our army building policy is the only right policy,” the head of state said.