Armenia impedes peace process by claiming "blockade" and "humanitarian crisis" in region - Azerbaijani FM

Politics Materials 9 August 2023 23:29 (UTC +04:00)
Elchin Mehdiyev
Elchin Mehdiyev
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, August 9. Armenia deliberately escalates the situation in the region using various pretexts, spreading such claims as "blockade" and "humanitarian crisis" in the region, which impedes the peace process, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov said, Trend reports.

He has made the remark during a telephone conversation with Acting Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Yuri Kim.

At the same time, he stressed that the ongoing claims of Armenia to the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Azerbaijan, its refusal to completely withdraw the Armenian armed forces from the territories of Azerbaijan, its interference in the internal affairs of Azerbaijan are unacceptable.

He recalled that Armenia continues its provocations against the Lachin border checkpoint established by Azerbaijan on its sovereign territory, but despite this, the Azerbaijani side creates conditions for the passage of Armenian residents in both directions.

Bayramov noted that, despite the fact that Azerbaijan offered Aghdam-Khankendi road and other alternative routes for the transportation of goods, the Armenian side creates obstacles on the roads for the transportation of goods and opposes the transportation of goods along these roads, which once again proves that the allegations about the "blockade" and the "humanitarian situation" are political manipulation.