Azerbaijan informs OSCE's Permanent Council about Armenian provocations
"Armenia bears full responsibility for aggravating the situation in the region," the delegation noted
Despite Armenia’s international wrongdoings, the post-conflict realities offer a unique opportunity for building peace, consolidating stability, restoring peaceful co-existence and investing in economic development and cooperation, Azerbaijan's permanent delegation in the OSCE said in a statement.
Qazet.az informs, citing the statement, that the delegation expressed a firm belief that at the post-conflict stage all the efforts of the OSCE and its structures must be directed towards support for the full implementation of the trilateral statements and practical engagement with the sides in order to consolidate peace, build confidence, trust and stability in the region.
It is stressed in the statement that Azerbaijan has repeatedly expressed its readiness for the reconciliation and normalization of inter-State relations with Armenia based on mutual recognition and respect for each other’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within their internationally recognized borders, including through signing a peace treaty based on these principles. It was further added that the recent exchange of views by the Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia in New York, Minsk and Paris demonstrated the readiness of Azerbaijan to this end.
The delegation informed the Permanent Council about the series of provocations committed by Armenia in the recent days, such as the illegal visit of the former Armenian Defense Minister to the territories of Azerbaijan, and attacks by the Armenian armed forces in the direction of the state border in Lachin and Kalbajar districts of Azerbaijan.
"Armenia bears full responsibility for aggravating the situation in the region," the delegation noted adding that Armenia's recent provocations testify to the urgent need to ensure the full implementation of the trilateral statement.