New UN Resolution is Next Victory of Azerbaijan’s Diplomacy: Department Head of Azerbaijani Presidential Administration
Azerbaijan, Baku, 16 March / Trend / Official Baku assesses the UN General Assembly's adoption of the Resolution on Situation in Occupied Territories of Azerbaijan as strengthening of Azerbaijan's position in the international arena, said the Head of the Foreign Relations Department of Azerbaijani Presidential Administration, Novruz Mammadov, in his interview with AzTV channel. He described the new UN Resolution as Azerbaijan's victory.
According to Mammadov, the Resolution will positively affect the negotiations process as well. He considers that the issue that some 39 UN member-countries supported Baku's position means that Azerbaijan may strengthen its position on this issue in the future as well.
According to Mammadov, the Resolution will bring Armenia into a desperate situation. "If to compare this Resolution with the previous decisions on Azerbaijan, their difference is clearly seen. The document helps strengthen Azerbaijan's position, expand its influence, as well as is a factor of influence on the negotiations process," Mammadov said. In addition, he said that after UN General Assembly's adoption of a new Resolution, the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmen should demonstrate a concrete position on the conflict settlement because the document says that the Co-Chairmen should conduct their activities based on the norms and principles of the international law and principles of territorial integrity of Azerbaijan. Mammadov said that it is a serious message to them.
Mammadov considers that the position of Armenia and the forces supporting it weaken. "Armenian Armed Forces occupied Azerbaijani lands and the UN Resolution requires their withdrawal from the occupied Azerbaijani lands. The Armenian government should correctly understand this message and demonstrate a constructive position and take steps directed towards settling the conflict," he said.
According to Mammadov, the Resolution will strengthen the internal tension in Armenia and will not allow the country to continue its unconstructive position for long.