German analyst: World community sees advantage of Azerbaijan’s fair position (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 23 / Trend E. Mehdiyev /
Head of the "Azerbaijani Community of Nagorno-Karabakh region" Public Union Bayram Safarov and chairman of the coordinating council Orhan Akbarov met with head of the Department of the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, Hans-Joachim Spanger, the union said on Friday.
While opening the meeting, Safarov briefed the guests about the history of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the current state of the conflict settlement. Safarov informed the guest that a number of international organizations allow using double standards for over 20 years and do not show a specific position on the conflict settlement. He stressed that this conflict can be resolved only if Azerbaijan's territorial integrity is ensured.
German analyst said that in this conflict settlement Azerbaijan is supported by the international law.
"Though the Armenian lobby and the Armenian diaspora of several countries pose some problems for the conflict settlement, the international community sees Azerbaijan's fair position and its advantage as a result of Azerbaijan's recent diplomatic activity," Spanger said.
"We know that Azerbaijan is the most developed country in the region and is able to resolve the conflict by military means. But the world community must not allow new wars and must use all opportunities for rapid settlement of the conflict peacefully."
Azerbaijani people support the peaceful settlement of the conflict, adhered by President Aliyev, Safarov added.
"According to the Supreme Commander-in-Chief's order, we are always ready to liberate our lands," Safarov said. "As President Aliyev stressed Azerbaijan is ready to provide Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenians living here with the highest status within the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan. We are ready for this conflict to be resolved within Azerbaijan's territorial integrity and to live together with the Armenians as with Azerbaijani citizens."
Then the answers to the sides' questions were given and the discussions were held.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent 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.