The Occupation in Figures
Nagorno-Karabakh: 1988-1992, territory 4400 km2; Shusha: may 08, 1992, territory 289 km2; Lachin: may 18, 1992, territory 1840 km2; Kalbajar: april 2, 1993, territory 3054 km2; Aghdam: july 23, 1993, territory 1150 km2; Fizuli: august 23, 1993, territory 1390 km2; Jabrayil: august 23, 1993, territory 1050 km2; Gubadli: august 31, 1993, territory 802 km2; Zangilan: october 29, 1993, territory 707 km2.

President Ilham Aliyev: Despite dirty efforts of Armenian lobby, we managed to prove Nagorno-Karabakh is native Azerbaijani land

President Ilham Aliyev: Despite dirty efforts of Armenian lobby, we managed to prove Nagorno-Karabakh is native Azerbaijani land

27.05.2015

There is a sufficient legal basis for the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to be settled within Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity, President Ilham Aliyev said Wednesday at the official reception held on the occasion of the country’s national holiday – the Republic Day.

“First, Nagorno-Karabakh is a historical, ancient Azerbaijani land. Despite dirty efforts of the Armenian lobby, we managed to prove – thanks to the policy we have pursued in recent years – that Nagorno-Karabakh is a native Azerbaijani land. Second, Nagorno-Karabakh is recognized by the entire international community as an integral part of Azerbaijan. And the whole world politically accepted Nagorno-Karabakh as an integral part of Azerbaijan when the country became a member of the United Nations. Third, Azerbaijan’s political weight today is of course incomparable to Armenia’s. The fourth one is the economic factor. Azerbaijan's economy is at least 10 times larger and stronger than Armenia’s,” said the head of state.

The president reiterated that the UN Security Council adopted 4 resolutions on the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

“The UN Security Council adopted no resolution regarding similar conflicts in the post-Soviet space. These resolutions make it clear that the Armenian armed forces should unconditionally withdraw from the occupied territories. Though Armenia tries to distort it, it is impossible, because it was written and published,” President Aliyev added.

The head of state noted that the conflict will be resolved within the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, and Nagorno-Karabakh will never gain independence.