Aggressive separatism, national and ethnic conflicts impede regional cooperation

  16 August 2013    Read: 681
Aggressive separatism, national and ethnic conflicts impede regional cooperation
"Aggressive separatism, national and ethnic conflicts impede regional cooperation," said Azerbaijan`s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov as he addressed Gabala meeting of Foreign Ministers Council of the Cooperation Council of the Turkic-Speaking States.
“Aggressive separatism, national and ethnic conflicts, steps aiming to forcedly change the territorial integrity and the internationally recognized borders of our states should be regarded as serious threats,” Mr Mammadyarov said.

“It is evidenced by the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict caused by Armenia`s military aggression and lasting for more than 20 years, as well as groundless territorial claims.”

“As a result of ethnic cleansing policy pursued by Armenia, 20 percent of Azerbaijan`s territory is under occupation, one in every nine is a refugee, or IDP. We want the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict to be solved based on the norms and principles of the international law, especially four resolutions of the UN Security Council demanding an immediate and unconditional withdrawal of the Armenian armed forces from the occupied lands,” the FM added.

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