Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 15 /Trend, M.Aliyev/
During the post-conflict period, Azerbaijan has the opportunity to contribute to restoring and developing not only the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, but also, in case of peace and stability in the region, to rehabilitation and development of other areas, Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Political Analysis and Information Provision Department head Elnur Aslanov said on Friday during presentation of the book titled "Rehabilitation of post-conflict territories of Azerbaijan: conceptual bases".
"The economic power of Azerbaijan enables us to speak about it," said Aslanov. According to him, the Armenian leadership must not lose the sense of reality and should take into account the strengthening position of Azerbaijan.
"Azerbaijan is becoming a leader state in the region, while in Armenia, the outflow of emigrants is increasing day by day, there is economic stagnation and regression," he said.
Armenia should take a more constructive and rational position, Aslanov said.
The book titled "Rehabilitation of post-conflict territories of Azerbaijan: a conceptual framework" has been prepared by the chief editor of the scientific magazine "The Caucasus and Globalization", Nazim Muzaffarli and director of the Institute of Strategic Studies of the Caucasus Eldar Ismayilov.
The Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has inflicted damage to Azerbaijan in amount of $60.1 billion, while the recovery of these territories after the occupation will need $28.4 billion, Eldar Ismayilov said at the event.
The director of the Central Asia and Caucasus Institute, Frederick Starr, also made a speech in the event who noted that the book will be a great tool for diplomats involved in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.