ArmInfo. The Armenian Foreign Ministry responded to the statements of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev about the corridor to Nakhchivan and the claims on the territory of the Republic of Armenia.
Thus, press secretary of the Armenian Foreign Ministry Anna Naghdalyan, answering the relevant questions of journalists, once again reminded that paragraph 9 of the trilateral statement of the leaders of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkey on November 9 contains nothing regarding the creation of any corridor. "Calling Zangezur" the historical territory of Azerbaijan "and referring to the imaginary" corridor ", the President of Azerbaijan with such a provocative statement deliberately disrupts the implementation of the trilateral statements of November 9 and January 11.
Such rhetoric is contrary to the obligations of Azerbaijan. This is an open challenge to international law, which in no way contributes to stability in the region, which in turn is a threat to all states of the region, "Naghdalyan said.
At the same time, she stressed that Aliyev's claims that they resolved the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict by force once again demonstrates who was the initiator of hostilities and the use of force, who is leading the region along the path of further destabilization and testing.
"As always, Azerbaijan distorts the provisions of the UN Security Council resolutions, stating that they express support for the peace process of the Minsk Group, which is headed by the co-chairs. With his statements on the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process, the President of Azerbaijan contradicts the position of the international community, first of all, the position of the co-chairs. OSCE Minsk Group, which clearly emphasizes that the conflict must have a comprehensive solution. It is obvious to us that an attempt to suppress the right of the people of Artsakh to self-determination by force cannot create the basis for the settlement of the conflict. Realization of the right of the people of Artsakh to self-determination and elimination of the consequences of war are key components of the settlement of the conflict, "she concluded. Note that today, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, speaking at the summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), said that Baku, Ankara and Tehran intend to jointly develop transport projects in the region, and Yerevan can also benefit from them if it behaves normally. At the same time, he assured that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is a thing of the past, adding that they say the trilateral statement of November 10, 2020 provides for the construction of a transport corridor that will connect Azerbaijan with the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic and Turkey, which creates new opportunities by calling on the ECO member states. join him. In this vein, Aliyev expressed territorial claims to the Republic of Armenia, calling Zangezur (Syunik) a historical Azerbaijani territory, once again forgetting that the history of Azerbaijan is only one century old.