Embassy: Baku concerned about resettlement of Armenians from Syria to Azerbaijan’s occupied territories
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 29 /Trend/
Baku is concerned about Armenia's actions on resettlement of the Syrian refugees of Armenian origin to Azerbaijan's occupied territories, a message of the Azerbaijani Embassy in Moscow said.
"The Republic of Armenia continues its illegal actions, especially the efforts pursuing the purpose of protracting military occupation and its consequences and the activity on artificially changing the demographic situation in the occupied territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan, thus ignoring the international community's position, which condemns such activities. Recently about two hundred Armenian refugees from Syria have been settled in the occupied territories of Zangilan district, which was another clear evidence of illegal settlement policy pursued by the Armenian state," the document received by the RIA Novosti said.
Thereupon Azerbaijan hopes that the international community will demonstrate a more resolute approach for the rapid solution of this inveterate problem and 'attempts to consolidate the results of military occupation, including through the implementation of illegal migration', the Embassy 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 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 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.