Nagorno-Karabakh conflict should be resolved on int’l law

Politics Materials 9 December 2005 13:29 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan demands fair resolution of the conflict in accordance with the norms and principles of the international law, territorial integrity of the country, demands the implementation of the resolution by the UN Security Council, the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Council of Europe (CE) and different international organizations, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has recently stated in Mecca at a summit of the OIC.

“The conflict should be resolved not on the base of ethnic cleansing and annexation of de-facto territory of a sovereign state, but on the base of international law. We will not make any compromise linked with the territorial integrity,” Aliyev underlined, appraising the OIC’s support to the resolution of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict.

Aliyev stated that Azerbaijan attaches great importance to close cooperation with the OIC and called on to the development of economic cooperation through mutual trade relationships. “At present there are favorable opportunities. This is an extremely important issue and we are ready to take considerable steps in Azerbaijan to give impetus to bilateral relationships,” he added.

According to the President, Azerbaijan appreciates the OIC’s irreconcilable position in respect to the international terror and supports an initiative by Abdalla ibn Abdel Aziz on the establishment an International Anti-terror Center under the aegis of UN. “I state my loyalty to Islamic solidarity, principles and objectives of the OIC, I call on all to consolidate efforts for peace, stability and progress,” Aliyev concluded.