Azerbaijan, Baku, March 20 / corr Trend E.Tariverdiyeva /
EDITOR'S NOTE: Two paragraphs added at the end
"We welcome statement by Serzh Azadovich Sargsyan [Armenian president] and his calls to sign a statement on non-use of force, and are prepared to it but only after removal of a reason causing such a threat. i.e. deoccupation of Azerbaijani territory," spokesman for the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry Elkhan Polukhov told Trend March 20.
"We will be prepared to sign such an agreement after the withdrawal of Armenian occupant forces from the territory of Azerbaijan," Polukhov said. He was commenting on Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan's recent interview to Euronews.
In his interview with Euronews Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said the international community offers them to solve a dispute on the base of three principles of the international law: right for self-determination, territorial integrity and non-use of force. "Taking the opportunity I want to appeal to Azerbaijan from the air with a call to sign an agreement on non-use of force. It would lay a foundation of confidence in Armenia and in Nagorno-Karabakh itself, enable the people to understand that Azerbaijan takes a peaceable position in solution of the conflict. Afterwards, we could work over details ...," he said.