Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 20 / Trend M. Aliyev /
Armenia is not only an aggressor, but the country supporting terrorism at state level. Today Azerbaijan suffers from Armenian terrorism, the first vice-speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament Ziyafat Asgarov said at a meeting with a delegation of the Foreign Affairs Committee of National People's Congress, led by committee chairman Li Jaosin today.
"We know that China is suffering from separatism and terrorism," Asgarov added. "We condemn all manifestations of separatism and terrorism. Together we will fight against it."
Li Jaosin replied that his country supports Azerbaijan's territorial integrity.
"We too have suffered and are currently suffering from these problems," the head of the Chinese delegation said. "But in 1997, we returned Hong Kong as part of China and I wish you also to restore territorial integrity. However, today we are subjected to economic pressures. Economically, some European countries have an ambiguous attitude to us. We are interested in the comprehensive development of relations with Azerbaijan."
Asgarov said that China lost Hong Kong in 1948, and only after almost 50 years, it was able to return it as part of China.
"But Azerbaijan cannot wait so long and soon we will return Nagorno-Karabakh," Asgarov said.