Mutual Visits of Azerbaijani and Armenian Intellectuals Brought New Elements to Process of Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Settlement: Deputy Chairman of Ruling Party (video)
Azerbaijan, Baku /corr. Trend E.Huseynly / The Deputy Chairman and Executive Secretary of ruling New Azerbaijan Party (NAP), Ali Ahmadov, informed Trend that the mutual visits of the Azerbaijani and Armenian intellectuals brought new elements to the process of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement.
According to him, one of the arguments brought by Armenia was to gain confidence between the sides. "Exactly from this point of view, it is worthy to consider the essence and importance of the action. Exactly therefore the visit of Azerbaijani intellectuals to the Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia should be accepted normally. Azerbaijan has not changed its position," Ahmadov said. He considers that the visits of intellectuals only enriched talks. According to him, in the event of a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the population of Armenian nationality residing in the Nagorno-Karabakh will be considered as citizens of Azerbaijan.
In addition, Ahmadov clarified the format of the meeting of the intellectuals with Arkadi Kukasyan. According to him, the President of the separatist regime in the Nagorno-Karabakh, Arkadi Kukasyan, is recognized by neither intellectuals nor any States worldwide. "Kukasyan is only recognized as a representative of the Armenian community in theNagorno-Karabakh," Ahmadov said.
"If the meeting brings new elements to the process of talks, assists in establishing confidence between people and the interests of Azerbaijan are taken into consideration, it is worth continuing", Ahmadov said.
"The Government makes all efforts for a settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict," he said adding that Azerbaijan's key task includes releasing occupied lands and returning internally displaced persons to their native lands.
" Azerbaijan has repeatedly stated that it tries to use all possible means to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, stated that if it is impossible to peacefully resolve the conflict, Azerbaijan will use other means. From this point of view, Azerbaijan's position in the settlement of the conflict is clear. Other conditions are inadmissible for us," Ahmadov stressed.
NAP was established in 1992 by the President of the Supreme Assembly of the Nakchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan, Heydar Aliyev. The present Chairman of the Party is the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev.