Negotiations on settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has already entered its last stage - Azerbaijani President
The negotiation process on settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh has seen a positive dynamics and it has already entered its last stage, said Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Saturday, speaking at the 9th summit of the Turkic-speaking countries` Heads of State in Nakhchivan, AzerTAj state news agency reported.
"Currently, we are conducting bilateral negotiations on settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh. However, unfortunately, we`ve not yet achieved any result. The negotiation process has seen a positive dynamics, and, I can say, it has already entered its last stage", said Ilham Aliyev.
According to his words, for nearly 20 years Karabakh region, which is the historical land of Azerbaijan is under Armenian occupation. Four resolutions of the UN Security Council demanding an unconditional withdrawal of the Armenian armed forces from Azerbaijan`s lands still remain unfulfilled.
"Similar resolutions were adopted by other international organizations as well. But, unfortunately, Armenia still continues to refuse international norms", said the President of Azerbaijan.
According to Ilham Aliyev's words, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict can be settled only in accordance with the principle of Azerbaijan`s territorial integrity.
"This is Azerbaijan`s principal and unchangeable position, which is based on international principles... The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is a great problem not only for Azerbaijan but also for the whole region, it is a big barrier to regional development", he said.