The territorial integrity of Azerbaijan is not subject of the peace negotiations with Armenia on the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Ilham Aliyev, the Azerbaijani President, said at the Japanese International Relations Institute in Tokyo, Trend reports referring to Azertaj.
According to Aliyev, the subject of the negotiations is liberation of the occupied territories, repatriation of the victims of the ethnic clearance and aggression, granting Nagorno-Karabakh with high status of autonomy within Azerbaijan.
All these must meet norms and principles of international law. We hope for peaceful settlement of the conflict. International community must play more active part in the solution of the conflict, which is the largest hindrance for development of the region on the whole, the President stressed.
Touching upon development of oil and gas sphere, Aliyev noted that Azerbaijan can play the role of energy source for Europe, experiencing gas crisis and looking for alternative sources. He stated that pipelines were being constructed to take Azerbaijani gas and oil to the world markets.