Baku, January 12, AZERTAC
President Ilham Aliyev has emphasized the importance of Azerbaijan`s territorial integrity as he touched upon the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict during his speech at a Cabinet meeting.
“Azerbaijan will continue to defend its position. Our position is based on the norms and principles of international law. The UN Security Council has adopted four resolutions demanding an immediate and unconditional withdrawal of Armenian occupying forces from our lands. I should also note that the UN Security Council has not adopted resolutions in relation to similar conflicts in post-Soviet republics.” “However, in relation to other post-Soviet countries under occupation, unequivocal statements on territorial integrity are made in some cases. Our territorial integrity is just as important. It is no less important than the territorial integrity of any other country, and our territorial integrity must be restored.” The President said: “Azerbaijan will pursue its policy in this direction. Of course, diplomatic efforts will be continued. The Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is and should be on the agenda of all international organizations we are a member of. We raise and will continue to raise this issue through all international platforms. We will step up our diplomatic and political efforts. We will continue to isolate Armenia from all projects implemented in the region and increase our military power.”