Opening of the airport in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan is illegal step, and does damage to the negotiation process for the peaceful resolution of the Karabakh conflict, said on Tuesday Elman Abdullayev, spokesman of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry, commenting on the opening of airport by the Karabakh separatists in the Khojaly city.
In this connection the official Baku calls on international community to respond adequately to the attempt of authorities to open an airport in the occupied territories, he said.
“The international community should not take a contemplative position towards open disregard for international law,” said Abdullayev.
Such provocative actions of the Armenian side testify lack of political will of official Yerevan to resolve the conflict and seeks to maintain the status quo.
Abdullayev also said that the attempts of the Armenian side to establish air communication over the occupied territory of Azerbaijan, is contrary to international conventions in the field of civil aviation, and in particular the Chicago Convention on Civil Aviation and rules ICAO.