Armenian separatist’s visits harm negotiations over Nagorno-Karabakh
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 14
It is unacceptable to provide Bako Sahakyan, who calls himself a representative of the separatist regime established on the occupied Azerbaijani territories, the opportunity to travel to other countries, Azerbaijani foreign ministry spokesman Hikmat Hajiyev told Trend Nov.14.
Such visits propagandize the separatist regime and provocative goals Armenia and harm the resolution of the conflict through negotiations, said Hajiyev.
According to Armenian media, the person named Bako Sahakyan, who calls himself as a representative of the separatist regime established on the occupied territories of Azerbaijan, visited Moscow as part of the so-called "days" dedicated to the separatist regime in Moscow and the All-Armenian Fund telethon in Russia, said Hajiyev.
The Azerbaijani Embassy in Russia on the basis of the instructions of the foreign ministry officially investigates this issue, he said.
In response to the appeal of our embassy, the government of Moscow said that it wasn't informed of such a visit and activities, according to Hajiyev.
He went on to add that the foreign ministry cannot comment on the basis of only the Armenian media, so after the goal and organizers of the mentioned visit are identified, the Russian side through diplomatic channels will be informed about Azerbaijan's position.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the US are currently holding peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented the UN Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.