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: Armenia dragging Azerbaijan into provocation

President Ilham Aliyev: Armenia dragging Azerbaijan into provocation


APA. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has received a delegation led by Herbert Salber, the EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus.

H. Salber said his visit to Azerbaijan in the current stage of EU-Azerbaijan relations will open up good opportunities for the discussion of some issues including the conflict in the region.

The head of state said a number of events have taken place in the region as well as around the world since the last time the EU special representative for the South Caucasus visited Azerbaijan, noting the importance of exchanging views on these issues.

As for the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, PresidentIlham Aliyev said the settlement of this conflict is one of the most vital factors for regional stability.

The president noted that the Armenian side intends to protract the peace negotiations and maintain the status quo.

President Aliyev went on to add that the long-term maintenance of the status quo is unacceptable, and this issue has been repeatedly stated by the presidents of the OSCE Minsk Group’s co-chair countries.

Touching on the developments on the contact line, the president said that Armenia is dragging Azerbaijan into provocation.

The head of state noted that these are the tactics of the Armenian side and international mediators are not taking this issue seriously.

Speaking about the relations between Azerbaijan and the EU, President Aliyev considered biased position of some circles in the EU against Azerbaijan unacceptable.

Moreover, the sides exchanged views on the current state and prospects of Azerbaijan-EU cooperation, issues regarding the settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.