Armenia’s occupational policy isolates Armenian people from regional ties
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.8
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
The occupational policy pursued by Armenia isolates the Armenian people from the regional ties, Arastu Habibbayli, the head of one of the sectors the International Relations Department of Azerbaijani Presidential Administration said on Oct.8.
He made the remarks during an international conference entitled 'Relations between Azerbaijan and Central Asia: development, cooperation and common challenges'.
He said Armenia's occupational policy remains the main factor violating the stability in the region.
Talking about the significance of relations between Azerbaijan and Central Asian countries, Habibbayli said Central Asia connects Azerbaijan with the East, while Azerbaijan provides access of Central Asian countries to the West.
"Both regions are of great importance from the geopolitical point of view. The two regions have fruitful cooperation in the spheres of energy and transport and great potential for the further collaboration," he said.
The sector head added that especially, warm relations between Azerbaijan's national leader Heydar Aliyev and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Uzbek President Islam Karimov and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon laid the foundation for the development of relations between Azerbaijan and Central Asian countries.