Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Calls on Armenia to Adhere to European Code
Belgium, Brussels / corr Trend A.Maharramli / "The countries who wish to share European practice should also share the European code of conduct, which has no room for occupation and ethnic cleansing that Azerbaijan has been exposed to, Elmar Mammadyarov, the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister stated in Brussels on 3 September.
Addressing the conference dedicated to the European Neighborhood Policy with the participation of Armenian Georgian foreign ministers, Mammadyarov noted that despite the enormous potential of cooperation in our region, I feel obliged to mention the unresolved conflicts, terrorism, in all its forms and manifestations and drug trafficking. "These threats detract from much needed resources, distort economic rationale, inhibits cooperation and causes disharmony in our region," he stressed.
Ensuring regional security and stability, the fight against terrorism and aggressive separatism, solution of the protracted conflicts with full respect to the principle of territorial integrity of the states and internationally recognized borders are vitally important for the region. In this context, ENP countries, EU and the whole international community should be more decisive and resolute in addressing these challenges.
The Government of Azerbaijan considers the integration process to the European Union as a matter of priority and it has been following this policy actively and consistently, Mammadyarov said.
"We attach importance to the matters of democratization, protection of human rights and fundamental freedom and using this opportunity I would like to bring to your attention the proposal of my Government to establish within the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement, the third Azerbaijan-EU sub-committee on Justice, Liberties and Security," he said.