President Aliyev: Historical justice says Karabakh is ancient land of Azerbaijan
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 6
The Nagorno-Karabakh issue must be resolved based on historical justice, which says that Karabakh is the ancient land of Azerbaijan, and all historical documents, all our historical sites confirm it, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said in his interview to TRT Haber (News) TV channel, Trend reports.
“At the same time, we have always been very positive at the negotiating table and the proposals on the table make it possible to resolve this issue. They state that there should be a step-by-step solution. At the first stage, Armenians must leave five districts, at the next stage they must leave two more districts, then Azerbaijanis expelled from Nagorno-Karabakh must return to Nagorno-Karabakh, including Shusha, life is restored between two communities, the Armenian-Azerbaijani border is opened, trade begins, then people come into contact with each other and thus peace comes to the region," President Aliyev said.
"So this is our position, and this is the attitude of international mediators and co-chairs. Armenia does not accept this. In addition, the Armenian defense minister said a few months ago that we must start a new war for new territories,” the head of state said.