Azerbaijani MPs sharply protest CSTO Secretary General’s statement
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 21 / Trend M. Aliyev /
Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Secretary General Nikolai Bordyuzha made statements today beyond his powers, Azerbaijani MP Aydin Mirzazade told Trend today.
"There is the impression that Bordyuzha is not aware of the organization's charter," he said. "The CSTO must ensure the security of member countries. As everybody knows, Nagorno-Karabakh is not Armenian territory. The whole world and Armenia do not recognize the so-called 'Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.'"
He said the whole world recognizes Azerbaijan's territorial integrity.
Talks are not held between Azerbaijan and the occupied territory's so-called "leadership." Negotiations are held between Azerbaijan and Armenia, he said.
"So, many times, the leaders of CSTO member states point out that the matter concerns Armenia's security," Mirzazade said.
Azerbaijan does not intend to retreat from its recognized borders, Mirzazade said.
"I regret that a representative of such a vast country like Russia makes statements that go beyond the charter of the organization he heads," he said.
He said Azerbaijan may restore its territorial integrity through diplomatic negotiations or military means. Azerbaijan actively works in both directions, he said.
"Bordyuzha must apologize to Azerbaijan for its statement," he said.
"If the CSTO head supports the aggressive policy of CSTO member states, it is necessary to express a strong protest."
MP Fazil Mustafa said Azerbaijan will take action only after all issues are considered.
"It has become clear for 20 years who will act on the side of Armenia," he said. "These statements have no meaning. We need to train at a high level. In case of a war, we must hit a decisive blow. Azerbaijan must try to find allies. Turkey is not enough."