MP: Azerbaijani army is indicator of state's power
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 25 / Trend /
Azerbaijani army is an indicator of the state's power, the pride of the people, is a highly trained army capable of ensuring Azerbaijan's territorial integrity, MP Aydin Mirzazade said in an interview to the official website of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party.
He said the Azerbaijani army is a structure that meets modern requirements. That is, the government takes important steps so that the armed forces met NATO standards.
According to Mirzazade, these facts are well known also in Armenia, which occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijani lands and built its entire policy on the occupation of the neighboring countries' territories.
Mirzazade said deficit of natural resources, militaristic policy, and territorial claims to Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey have caused the decline in the Armenian economy and lag in its development.
"Instead building a civilized society, building an economy that works according to objective laws, pursuing foreign diplomacy, based on good neighborly relations, Armenia prefers to raise territorial claims to neighboring countries. This creates a boomerang effect for the invader country and returns to it," Mirzazade said.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994.
The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.