BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 17
Assistant to Azerbaijan’s President, Head of Foreign Policy Affairs Department of the Presidential Administration Hikmat Hajiyev took part in debates with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s ex-diplomatic advisor Arsen Haratyan during the 'Inside Story' program, broadcasted by Aljazeera channel, Trend reports on July 17.
During the debates, the assistant to president proved that in accordance with international law, Armenia is responsible for the occupation of Azerbaijani territories.
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, Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on the withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding districts.