BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 23. The Azerbaijani government expects the Armenians in Karabakh to fulfill all their obligations, first of all, disbanding the armed groups, laying down their arms, and withdrawing the remaining Armenian armed forces from Azerbaijan's sovereign territory, the representative of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan for Special Assignments Elchin Amirbayov told BBC radio, Trend reports.
He spoke about the results of local anti-terrorist activities as well as the process of reintegrating the Armenian residents of Karabakh into Azerbaijani society.
Elchin Amirbayov noted that the humanitarian situation in Karabakh is gradually improving, as both Lachin Road and Aghdam Road are actively functioning. He reminded that yesterday Azerbaijan sent four trucks with humanitarian aid to Khankendi, which included food and hygiene products. In addition, Russian peacekeepers delivered humanitarian aid.
"We intend to continue to provide the population there with everything they need. We are actively working with the International Committee of the Red Cross, which is taking out the wounded. We believe that all other needs of the Armenian residents of Karabakh will be met, including providing them with electricity and heating," the presidential representative said.
According to Elchin Amirbayov, the meeting in Yevlakh was very important as it gave an opportunity to familiarize in detail the representatives of the Armenian residents of Karabakh with the views on the reintegration of the peaceful Armenian population of Karabakh into Azerbaijani society.
"The process has begun, and we hope that the situation will stabilize and peace will be established on Azerbaijani soil," he stressed.
In order to ensure the provisions of the Trilateral Statement, suppression of large-scale provocations in Azerbaijan's Karabakh economic region, disarmament, and withdrawal of Armenian armed forces formations from the territories of Azerbaijan, localized anti-terrorist activities were carried out in the region.
Taking into account the appeal of the representatives of the Armenian population of Karabakh through the Russian peacekeeping contingent, an agreement was reached on September 20, 2023, at 13:00 (GMT+4) to cease anti-terrorist activities of a local nature under the following conditions: the formations of the armed forces of Armenia, Armenian illegal armed formations located in Azerbaijan's Karabakh region, lay down their weapons, leave their combat positions and military posts, and completely disarm; the formations of the armed forces of Armenia leave the territory of Azerbaijan; Armenian illegal armed groups are dissolved.
At the invitation of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ramin Mammadov, responsible for contacts with the Armenian residents of Karabakh, met with Sergey Martirosyan and David Melkumyan as representatives of the Armenian residents of Karabakh on September 21, 2023, in Yevlakh.
In the context of discussing social and humanitarian issues, the representatives of the Armenian residents of Azerbaijan's Karabakh region informed that there is a special need for fuel. At the same time, they asked for humanitarian assistance in the form of foodstuffs.
As a result of the meeting, their request was taken seriously. In particular, it is planned to supply fuel for the heating systems of kindergartens and schools, as well as the emergency medical service and fire department, and to provide humanitarian support in the near future.