Adoption of UN Resolution on Nagorno-Karabakh is Great Diplomatic and Political Victory: Azerbaijani President
The adoption of the Resolution on situation in the occupied territory of Azerbaijan at the UN General Assembly is a great diplomatic and political victory of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev stated on 20 March addressing the public during the Novruz festivities in Baku.
The UN resolution, adopted on 14 March, expresses serious concerns that armed conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan and around it continues posing threat to international peace and security and negatively impacts on the humanitarian situation in the South Caucasus countries. The General Assembly calls on the member-countries to respect and support the sovereignty and territorial integrity within the framework of internationally recognized borders. The resolution confirms the inseparable right of population, driven out from the occupied territory of Azerbaijan, for repatriation and underlines the necessity of establishing conditions for their repatriation, including comprehensive rehabilitation of areas suffered as a result of the conflict.
President Aliyev stated that in accordance with the resolution the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict should be solved within the framework of territorial integrity of Azerbaijan. The adoption of this document by UN will consolidate Azerbaijan's position on this issue. Aliyev stated that Azerbaijan will never recognize the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh.
The President said that Azerbaijan remains in war conditions and war is still continuing. The ceasefire regime is in force. Major part of state expenses is directed at military sector.
Addressing the public President Aliyev said that foreign and interior policy pursued by Azerbaijan corresponds to national interests and voiced his confidence that Azerbaijan will become a strong modern state.
He said that Azerbaijan was attentively observing over the developments in the neighboring countries, which testify that disorders and disagreements among citizens result from absence of political and economic stability.
He said that work done in the center of Azerbaijani capital on condition of reserving historical values will make Baku one of the beautiful cities of the world. Furthermore, new museums and theaters will open in the capital city.