Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal ends occupation of Azerbaijani territories, says Azerbaijani FM

  03 December 2020    Read: 478
 Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal ends occupation of Azerbaijani territories, says Azerbaijani FM

The trilateral agreement on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict signed on November 10, 2020, ended the nearly 30-year Armenian occupation of Azerbaijani territories, said the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov in his speech at a meeting of the OSCE Council of Foreign Ministers.

"The conflicts in the OSCE area continue to undermine global security. The Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal contains an important provision on the return of all IDPs to their homes", Jeyhun Bayramov stated.

Azerbaijani FM also thanked Russia and Turkey for their contributions to the implementation of the peace agreement highlighting the importance of it for the lasting peace and stability in the Southern Caucasus. 

Jeyhun Bayramov also stressed the significance of the agreement in terms of creating new opportunities for cooperation in the region.

Note, Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of Azerbaijani army on the front line, using large-caliber weapons, mortars and artillery on Sept. 27. Azerbaijan responded with a counter-offensive along the entire front.

On November 10, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia signed an agreement to end six weeks of fierce fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Under the agreement, Russian peacekeepers were deployed along the front line in Nagorno-Karabakh and the corridor between the region and Armenia.

A total of 1,960 Russian peacekeepers were deployed in Nagorno-Karabakh under a five-year mandate.

Also, according to the agreement, on 20 November, Armenia handed over the Aghdam region which lies to the east of Nagorno-Karabakh, to Azerbaijan. This followed on 25 November by the Kalbajar region to the northwest of Nagorno-Karabakh

Finally, on 1 December, Armenia handed over the Lachin District, over which the Lachin pass connecting Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia passes.

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