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Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 12
Armenian authorities should prepare their people for peace with neighboring states, the head of the Department of Foreign Policy Affairs of the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Hikmat Hajiyev said in an interview with the TRT World, Trend reports on Jan. 12.
Hajiyev said that the fundamental cause of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is connected with the aggressive policy pursued by Armenia against Azerbaijan using force.
He stressed that Armenia carried out a bloody ethnic cleansing against Azerbaijanis in the occupied territories and over a million Azerbaijanis are still forced to live as refugees and IDPs.
Highlighting the unacceptability of the status quo, based on the ongoing occupation, Hajiyev said that Armenia is trying to use the "fait accompli" attitude and continue the occupation.
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