ALIYEV SINGS THE SAME SONG
04:04 pm | Today | Politics
At the opening ceremony of central headquarters of the Azerbaijani
community of Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani
President Ilham Aliyev again spoke about Azerbaijan’s territorial
integrity and regulation of the Karabkh conflict through military
During his 40-minute speech, Aliyev laid the accent on the Karabakh
conflict and updated Madrid Principles.
“Azerbaijan agreed in principle with these proposals. The other side
agrees or not, or is still working on tightening time. If the opposite
party – Armenia does not respond positively to these proposals and if
we find the peace process exhausted, we shall give preference to the
military path,” Aliyev said and added that international law supports
their position in this case.
“Article 51 of the United Nations Charter clearly states that each
country has full rights of self-defense. We want to resolve the
issue peacefully. We want our territorial integrity be restored by
peaceful means, through negotiations. But it is not yet possible,”
Azerbaijani President said.
Referring to the settlement of the conflict, he underlined that
Azerbaijan should recover and restore its territorial integrity.
“We have always sought that the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan be
taken into account during the conflict settlement and we have done so.
Unless the Karabakh conflict is resolved, it will remain a priority
of Azerbaijan,” Ilham Aliyev said.
From: A. Papazian