Azerbaijan, Gabala, Aug. 16 /Trend A.Badalova /
The member countries of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States (CCTS) must ensure the continuous well-being in these countries, the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said during his speech at the third summit of the CCTS held in Azerbaijani city of Gabala on Aug. 16.
"Unfortunately, Azerbaijan, for a long time, has been suffering from Armenian occupation. Twenty percent of Azerbaijani lands are under occupation, and the country's territorial integrity, recognized by the international community, is being violated," Azerbaijani President said.
An ethnic cleansing was carried out against the Azerbaijani people and all norms of the international law were grossly violated, the Head of Azerbaijani State emphasized.
"Rapid and fair settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on the basis of international law will put an end to this injustice and contribute to regional security," the Azerbaijani President said.
According to him, this conflict must be settled within the framework of international law and Azerbaijan's territorial integrity and the Joint Declaration of the CCTS reflects exactly these principles.
"In this regard, I would like to express gratitude to my colleagues," President Aliyev said.
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