Azerbaijani MFA harshly responds to Armenia’s claims

  07 June 2024    Read: 380
Azerbaijani MFA harshly responds to Armenia’s claims

The statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia of June 7, 2024, that contests the fact of territorial claims of this country towards its neighbors is nothing more than an intention to divert the attention of the international community from the challenges that remain obstacles to achieving peace between Azerbaijan and Armenia, Spokesperson of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairs Aykhan Hajizada said, reports.

"Today, the major challenge is indeed the continuing territorial claim of Armenia against Azerbaijan that is enshrined within its multiple legal and political documents, most importantly in the Constitution of Armenia, which openly refers to the Declaration of Independence of Armenia calling for 'reunion of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh'.

Azerbaijan has a legitimate right to demand the removal of this claim from the Constitution that directly affects our national security, and it cannot be labeled as an interference into Armenia’s internal affairs.

The Armenian MFA’s logic that this problem could be overlooked demonstrates that Armenia is not interested in sustainable peace and only aims to save this provision as a future backup option to resume its aggression against Azerbaijan. Moreover, Armenia’s efforts to revive the Minsk Group, which is a remnant of a former conflict, and its continuing militarization policy demonstrate the existence of a hidden agenda by Armenia.

Furthermore, the reference by the Armenian side to the provision in the draft peace agreement that 'neither party may invoke its domestic legislation for not implementing its obligations under the peace agreement' to support the statement that the territorial claim in its Constitution is harmless is null and void. It is a well-known fact that no international agreement can have superiority over the Constitution.

Armenia has no moral ground to question Azerbaijan’s sincerity in the peace process since Azerbaijan has taken steps to initiate a peace process and persuaded Armenia to negotiate a peace agreement, the first draft of which was provided by Azerbaijan.

Armenia must realize that the only way to ensure stability and peace in the region is to build relations with neighboring countries based on recognition and adherence to sovereignty and territorial integrity and eliminate the challenges that pose a threat in these areas," the statement reads.

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