Ambassador: China refuses to sell offensive weapons to Armenia
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 13 / Trend I. Izzet /
China has not, nor will not sell offensive weapons to Armenia, Ambassador of China to Azerbaijan Hong Jiuyin said in Baku in response to a direct question from reporters.
"The Chinese government reaffirms its support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Azerbaijan. Also, we call for the implementation of the UN Security Council resolutions on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. China supports the peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on the basis of international law, as well as the international community's efforts in this direction," the Ambassador said.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied Nagorno-Karabakh and seven surrounding regions of Azerbaijan.
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 occupied territories.