Karabakh conflict has been consigned to history - President Aliyev
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 15
The Karabakh conflict has been consigned to history, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said addressing the session of the Council of Heads of State of the Commonwealth of the Independent States held in the format of a video conference, Trend reports.
“The post-conflict period has been generally calm. I am describing it as “post-conflict” because the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has been consigned to history. Azerbaijan has restored its territorial integrity and implemented the UN Security Council resolutions demanding the immediate, unconditional, and complete withdrawal of Armenian occupying forces from the territory of Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan has resolved the conflict with Armenia by military and political means. In the early hours of 10 November 2020, a Trilateral Statement of the Presidents of Russia, Azerbaijan, and the Prime Minister of Armenia was signed, putting an end to the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict. I would like to reiterate the special role of the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, in the cessation of hostilities, which made it possible for both sides to avoid thousands of casualties. In accordance with the Trilateral Statement, Armenia withdrew its occupying forces from the occupied parts of the Aghdam, Lachin, and Kalbajar districts of Azerbaijan. Prior to that, the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan had liberated more than 300 cities and villages on the battlefield. So the conflict has been resolved, as already mentioned, both by military and political means. Also, in accordance with the Trilateral Statement, Russian peacekeepers were brought into the Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. To resolve issues related to the opening of transport communications, a working group was established under the chairmanship of the Deputy Prime Ministers of Russia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia. The Azerbaijani side built a Russian-Turkish monitoring center on the territory of Aghdam district of Azerbaijan,” the head of state said.