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Azerbaijan extends offer of ‘just, fair and lasting peace’ to Armenia

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Azerbaijan extends offer of ‘just, fair and lasting peace’ to Armenia

Published September 22,2023


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Azerbaijan has prolonged a suggestion of a “just, fair and lasting peace” to Armenia, the nation’s high diplomat informed a gathering of the UN Security Council on Thursday.

“Azerbaijan once again reaffirms its readiness for genuine dialogue and negotiations on the basis of equal and reciprocal respect for each other’s legitimate interests,” Jeyhun Bayramov informed the Security Council session on Karabakh.

“We once again extend our offer of a just, fair and lasting peace to Armenia, notwithstanding the unhealed wounds of its armed aggressions against my country,” he mentioned.

“Ethnic Armenian residents are welcome to be part of our peaceful coexistence model,” Bayramov added.

He famous that Azerbaijan’s anti-terror actions in Karabakh are in “full compliance” with worldwide regulation and worldwide humanitarian regulation.

“The counterterror measures have already been seized and dialogue on the reintegration of ethnic Armenian residents of the Gulf region of Azerbaijan started in practical terms on the ground,” Bayramov mentioned.

Recalling a gathering between Azerbaijani authorities and representatives of the Armenian inhabitants of Karabakh within the metropolis of Yevlakh on Thursday, he mentioned the events “outlined the plans of the government for integration and the issues related to restoration and operation of infrastructure.”

“Such a dialogue was not possible before due to the obstruction of the Armenian side, relying on a heavy illegal military presence on the sovereign soil of Azerbaijan,” he added.

– TÜRKIYE EXPECTS ARMENIA TO FULFIL ITS PROMISES

Türkiye’s Deputy Foreign Minister Burak Akcapar mentioned Azerbaijan was left with no selection however to take measures crucial for its personal safety and stability when launching the counterterrorism operation on Sept. 19.

Akcapar added that Türkiye welcomes the assembly between the representatives of Azerbaijan and the Armenian inhabitants of Karabakh on Thursday.

“We hope such contacts will continue and be productive to solve the decades-long issues,” he informed the UN Security Council.

“We count on Armenia to meet its guarantees, particularly the opening of the Zangezur hall, he mentioned.

“We once again urge the Armenian side and other interested parties not to waste this latest opportunity,” he added.

The senior Turkish diplomat famous that Türkiye has “fully supported” and continues to help the peace course of between Azerbaijan and Armenia from the very starting and has initiated a normalization course of with Armenia.

“However, in the last three years, we have witnessed that the Armenian side has been reluctant to fully implement the trilateral declaration which ceased hostilities at the end of the second Karabakh war,” he mentioned, accusing “illegal military formations” in Karabakh of constant their armed assaults.

– UN SUPPORTS ONGOİNG PEACE EFFORTS

Miroslav Jenca, Assistant Secretary-General for Europe, Central Asia and Americas within the United Nations Department of Political Affairs, mentioned UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres “remains deeply concerned about the impact of the escalation on the fragile humanitarian situation and calls on the parties to urgently facilitate unimpeded access.”

Noting Wednesday’s announcement of a cessation of hostilities and cautioning that the state of affairs on the bottom stays fluid, Jenca mentioned: “We also understand that, in a positive step, representatives of the local population and the government of Azerbaijan met earlier today for an initial exchange.”

“The Secretariat will remain in close contact with all relevant actors and the concerned parties and stands ready to support ongoing peace efforts, as needed,” he added.

Source: www.anews.com.tr

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