Azerbaijani State Commission on Assessment and Elimination of Damage Caused by Armenian Aggression holds first meeting
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 9
The first meeting of the state commission created upon the Azerbaijani president’s decree “On measures of assessing and eliminating damage caused to the civilians, state property, including infrastructure facilities, as well as business entities as a result of the aggression of the Armenian Armed Forces against Azerbaijan that began on September 27, 2020” was held on November 9, the Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers told Trend.
During the meeting chaired by Prime Minister Ali Asadov, the chairman of the commission said that the tasks arising from the order must be fulfilled as soon as possible.
Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of the Azerbaijani army on the front line, using large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery on Sept. 27.
Azerbaijan responded with a counter-offensive along the entire front. As a result of retaliation, Azerbaijani troops liberated a number of territories previously occupied by Armenia, as well as take important, strategic heights under control.
The fighting continued into October 2020, in the early days of which Armenia has launched missile attacks on Azerbaijani cities of Ganja, Mingachevir, Khizi as well as Absheron district.
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, the 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.