Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 15
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
It is necessary to closely follow talks with the Armenian community of Azerbaijan’s Nagorno-Karabakh region, Chairman of the Public Association of the Azerbaijani community of Nagorno-Karabakh Tural Ganjaliyev said, Trend reports Oct. 15.
Ganjaliyev made the remarks at a hearing of Azerbaijan’s parliamentary committee on international relations and interparliamentary ties on the “Karabakh is Azerbaijan!” theme taking place in the Azerbaijani parliament.
The chairman said that Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev exposed the Armenians by his speeches at the 16th annual plenary session of the Valdai Discussion Club in Russia's Sochi city and at the Council of the CIS Heads of State in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan.
Ganjaliyev noted that Azerbaijani president’s exposing flawed policy pursued by the Armenian leadership is “an example for each of us”, adding that steps must be taken to expose Armenians around the world.
The Armenian leadership, falsifying the negotiation process, is trying to ensure that along with the real parties to the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, a criminal structure called “Artsakh” is involved as a third party, while resorting to various actions to change the format of negotiations, the chairman added.
Ganjaliyev emphasized that the false allegations by the Armenians, their provocative statements on the conflict should always be toughly answered.
“The words of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev “Azerbaijan is Karabakh, and exclamation mark!” once again convince us that we will return to our lands,” the chairman said. “It is necessary to become active on all platforms where the information war is taking place.”
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, 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 Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding districts.