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Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 12
By Seba Aghayeva - Trend:
OSCE's Minsk Group doesn't approach the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict's settlement in all seriousness and doesn't apply the international law, said Novruz Mammadov, deputy head of Azerbaijani presidential administration, chief of the administration's foreign relations department.
He made the remarks Dec. 12 speaking to reporters at a press conference in Baku.
"The co-chairs don't use the possibilities of international law to resolve the conflict. This proves that the approach of those countries [the MG co-chairs] to this conflict isn't fully fair. Seven districts around Nagorno-Karabakh are under occupation, the rights of over 850,000 refugees have been violated," he said.
"The leadership of Azerbaijan - national leader Heydar Aliyev and President Ilham Aliyev have done and are doing everything possible to facilitate the life of refugees and internally displaced persons," said Mammadov.
He added that, however, the western countries, like other states, have never said anything on the issue.
"No one has ever thought how Azerbaijan managed to place one million refugees, and now in Europe there are 600,000-700,000 refugees, and they don't know what to do with them," said Mammadov, adding that no one says anything about the violation of fundamental rights of Azerbaijani refugees.
He said this is a complete injustice and a striking example of double standards and approaches to the situation.