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If the underlying reason behind the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is not solved and Armenian troops are not withdrawn from Azerbaijani territories, nothing can be guaranteed, Azerbaijani Ambassador to Russia Polad Bulbuloghlu said, APA reports on Friday.
According to him, the Azerbaijani people, Azerbaijani president will not give up even an inch of land.
“Everyone— Armenia, the international community, the co-chairs—must understand it. The Azerbaijani president and the Foreign Ministry have said it many times. But they don’t hear us, nor do they want to. The April clashes showed that the status quo is unacceptable,” he emphasized.
The diplomat said that at the Vienna meeting the presidents agreed to resume the talks in June.
“There were various proposals about where the meeting would take place. The Russian Foreign Ministry’s website published information Thursday that a trilateral meeting is to take place in Saint Petersburg, but for some reason this information was later deleted from the website. I’m not authorized to speak of where and when the meeting will be held. But I think it will take place in June. This meeting is very important for us because during it vectors of future steps towards the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict will be determined,” he said.
The ambassador recalled that a few years ago Azerbaijani intellectuals were visiting Karabakh, but then Armenian violated this format. “They have publicly stated that this format does not satisfy them,” noted Bulbuloghlu.
The ambassador also responded to criticism from the Armenian side.
“I know that my speeches dissatisfy the Armenian side. However, their criticism encourages me more. They try to present black as white, but there are the resolutions of the UN Security Council, as well as the Council of Europe, which confirm the occupation of Azerbaijani territories by Armenia and demand unconditional withdrawal of Armenian troops from those territories. Azerbaijan is right both as a country and subject of the international law. Whatever Armenian diplomats say, justice will be restored and the occupied Azerbaijani territories will be liberated,” he added.
2016.06.10 / 15:50