Baku, Azerbaijan, July 11
By Samir Ali - Trend:
The campaign conducted by the Armenian media in connection with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s son doing military service in Karabakh, has been turned into a show, Spokesperson of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry Hikmet Hajiyev said July 11 at a press conference in Baku.
This way, Pashinyan’s populist government is trying to maintain its rating and image in the society, Hajiyev said.
“Soon it will be 100 days of Pashinyan’s governing, and instead of taking serious steps to resolve the aggravated social, political and economic problems during these hundred days, the Armenian government is trying to keep up its rating in a populist manner,” Hajiyev said.
He added that sending Armenian citizens to do military service on Azerbaijan's territory is another proof that Armenia is an aggressor country.
“Such acts are not constructive and do not serve to ensure peace in the region,” Hajiyev said.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.