ArmInfo. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said that Baku will not object to normalization of relations between Turkey and Armenia, as well as opening the border between these countries, TASS reports.
"Taking into account the new situation, we are positive about the normalization of relations between Turkey and Armenia. Now we have no special opinion about the normalization of these relations. Turkey will itself determine when the borders can open and relations with Armenia normalize. In any case, Azerbaijan has a negative opinion will not, "he said on Friday in an interview with foreign media. Ilham Aliyev also said that he was satisfied with the implementation of the trilateral statement on Nagorno-Karabakh, which was signed with him in November by his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. "In principle, I am satisfied, because one of the main issues specified in the statement signed on November 10 was the return of the Aghdam, Kelbajar and Lachin regions to us, and we achieved this," he said. issues, positive steps have been taken. Certain issues, of course, are not yet implemented, this requires some time. But in general, from Aliyev's point of view, the situation is developing positively. "The activities of the Turkish-Russian joint monitoring center is a very important step in this direction. I am sure that through this center a great contribution will be made to strengthening stability and a ceasefire in the region. As the President of Azerbaijan, I want to say that there will be no aggressive steps from the Azerbaijani side. The statement of November 10 is being implemented in principle, "the head of state said.
Aliyev stressed that some issues were not reflected in the trilateral statement, but they were agreed in the subsequent period, some of them have already been implemented. He also noted that after November 10, a new situation arose in the region and around the world. "All countries must adapt to this situation. Some have too high expectations. But everything has its time. Step by step we were able to achieve our goal, in 44 days (of military operations in Karabakh) we made the impossible a reality," he added. According to the head of state, the authorities have a clear idea of ??what they want and how they will achieve their goals. "We will take all our steps according to plan", - he said. At the same time, Ilham Aliyev noted that Azerbaijan is not worried about a possible change of power in Armenia, under documents on Karabakh are signed by Russia. "Of course I am following the situation in Armenia, behind what is happening there. But honestly, I'm not too worried that the changes in the Armenian leadership may complicate the implementation of the trilateral statement on Karabakh.
First of all, because it is a signed official document. And second, perhaps most importantly, it is also signed by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, "the Azerbaijani leader said. He expressed doubt that any of the Armenian leaders would dare to violate the agreement with the Russian side." The importance of this trilateral statement for a long-term peace is that it is signed by the Russian president, "he stressed. times Aliyev.