Azerbaijan, Baku, July 11 /Trend, T.Hajiyev/
The occupant policy of Armenia has led to the fact that it now stands on the brink of disaster, Azerbaijani MP Imamverdi Ismayilov told the official website of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party.
"Representatives of the Armenian intelligentsia have already fully understood this reality. They know that Armenia is not on the same level of development with Azerbaijan either from military or economic point of view, and their situation is unequal in the international arena. Today, the population of Armenia is aware where the occupant policies of their government will lead," said Ismayilov.
Commenting on the appeal of the Armenians to the Armenian prime minister Tigran Sargsyan and the speaker of parliament Hovik Abrahamyan, the MP said that it is impossible to prevent the process taking place in Armenia.
The appeal says that the villages and small cities are rapidly emptying. Under the guise of patriotism in Armenia, corruption is rampant, citizens' rights are violated at every step.
Over the past two and a half years, 250,000 Armenians have left the country. One reason for this is that after the occupation of Azerbaijani lands, this region remained aloof from the common development. Today, the South Caucasus region in the face of Georgia and Azerbaijan being the leader states in the region is considered in the world the region with the highest rate of development. And the occupant policy pursued by Armenia resulted in the fact that it now stands on the brink of ruin. The Armenian lobby, which once supported them, already loses its force, which contributes to the fact that Armenia is no longer receiving financial support from abroad," said the MP.
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 seven 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 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.