“The most important problem of the Azerbaijani people and the state remains the aggression of Armenia against Azerbaijan, which marked the beginning of the Karabakh conflict. This conflict is still unresolved. The Nagorno Karabakh conflict is the greatest threat to peace and stability in the region”, – Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said in an interview that was published in the prestigious South Korean magazine “Diplomacy”, APA reports.
President Ilham Aliyev said that over 20 years of occupation and ethnic cleansing carried out by Armenians more than one million Azerbaijanis have become refugees in the occupied territories, destroyed infrastructure, destroyed the monuments of history and culture. UN Security Council adopted 4 resolutions in connection with the conflict. They contain the demand unconditional withdrawal from the occupied lands of the occupation forces. In spite of the fact. These resolutions were adopted at the highest international level, they are still not satisfied”, he said.
The President noted that the OSCE, Council of Europe, the European Parliament, the OIC and other international organizations have adopted documents, which expressed support for the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan. But Armenia ignores the opinions of these organizations. For many years engaged in the settlement of the conflict the OSCE Minsk Group. With the mediation of the country sopredsedateley U.S., Russia and France were organized meeting of the presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia. But because of the destructive position of Armenia, the conflict remains unresolved.
Ilham Aliyev stressed that the Karabakh conflict can be resolved by peaceful means, based on international law and within the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.
During the interview, the Head of State also touched on issues relating to the Seoul Summit on Nuclear Security prospects for the development of Azerbaijan-Korean relations reached Azerbaijan successes in the economic sphere, etc.