BAKU: Azerbaijan Has Never Spoken Against Right Of Nations For Self-

AZERBAIJAN HAS NEVER SPOKEN AGAINST RIGHT OF NATIONS FOR SELF-DETERMINATION

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Dec 22 2009
Azerbaijan

Agshin Mehdiyev Azerbaijan has never opposed the right of nations for
self-determination, Azerbaijan’s representative in UN Agshin Mehdiyev.

The UN permanent representative office in Azerbaijan has voiced
attitude towards the resolution on the rights of nations for
self-determination adopted at the 64th session of the UN General
Assembly.

Azerbaijan and Armenia are the co-authors of the resolution along with
50 other states. Azerbaijan’s representative in UN Agshin Mehdiyev
said the resolutions on this topic are adopted every year:

"This has become a tradition. We have always been the co-authors
of this resolution because Azerbaijan has never spoken against the
rights of nations for self-determination.

The Armenian Foreign Ministry has launched an artificial agitation
campaign in connection with the document adopted in UN. The
resolution confirms the general application of the right of nations
for self-determination and calls on the countries to pay attention to
the violation of this right. Official Yerevan considers the adopted
resolution an achievement in the Karabakh conflict settlement.

Yet the document of the UN General Assembly does not say anything
about the use of rights of nations for self-determination in definite
conflicts. Mehdiyev considers that the resolution lacks any moments
that are rejoicing official Yerevan.

"Azerbaijan has never opposed the right of nations for
self-determination. We have always said that this right bears
no attitude to Karabakh Armenians, as Armenians have already
self-determined. There is a sovereign state of Armenia and that’s all.

How many times can one and the same nation self-determine? Armenian
authorities are holding a false agitation campaign. In fact, this
resolution has nothing to do with Nagorno Karabakh".

Official Baku has repeatedly voiced its position on the principle of
self-determination. In particular, it was said that this principle
cannot be basic in the Karabakh conflict settlement. Official Baku
considers that this right does not mean that self-determination can
be used with damage to the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan takes a firm stance on this issue and the conflict can
be settled only within the framework of the territorial integrity
of Azerbaijan.

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