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.

Mammadyarov: Azerbaijan is most interested party in earliest resolution of Karabakh conflict

Mammadyarov: Azerbaijan is most interested party in earliest resolution of Karabakh conflict

26.05.2017

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov has made an opening statement at a reception held in New York on the occasion of the Republic Day and the twenty-fifth anniversary of Azerbaijan’s membership in the United Nations.

The minister said that since its admission to the UN, despite economic hardships and continuing aggression against the country and its devastating consequences, Azerbaijan has transformed into an economically and politically dynamic modern State and has proved itself as reliable partner, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry toldAPA.

“We highly appreciate the support of the UN to Azerbaijan during that period”, added the minister.

“Azerbaijan has consistently demonstrated its strong commitment to the principles and purposes of the UN Charter and international law, and has staunchly supported the Organization and has actively contributed to its activities. During this short period, Azerbaijan has been elected to the two principal organs of the United Nations, namely, the Security Council (2012-2013) and the Economic and Social Council (2003-2005, and since 2017 for the following three years term), as well as has been a member of the Commission on Human Rights (2005-2006), the Human Rights Council (2006-2009) and the Organization’s other elected bodies and agencies”, Mammadyarov noted.

The minister stressed that Azerbaijan is the main author of a series of resolutions adopted within the UN on humanitarian, human rights, economic and cultural issues.

“My country is fully committed to maintaining international peace, security and stability and is making sustained efforts towards that end. Having a clear-eyed understanding of the particular challenges the world and our region are facing nowadays, Azerbaijan will continue contributing to the establishment of lasting peace and stability in the South Caucasus and beyond on the basis of the generally accepted norms and principles of international law and the relevant Security Council and General Assembly resolutions”, he said. 

The minister emphasized that Azerbaijan is committed to the political settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on the basis of the principles of sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of international borders. “That is what international law requires and the Security Council and the General Assembly unambiguously demand in their relevant resolutions on the conflict. As a country suffering from the occupation of its territories and the forcible displacement of hundreds of thousands of its citizens, Azerbaijan is the most interested party in the earliest resolution of the conflict, which would ensure peace, stability and development in the region,” he added. 

“Azerbaijan fully complies with obligations arising from the relevant international instruments on disarmament and non-proliferation, as well as has consistently contributed to international counter-terrorism efforts”, he said.

The minister stressed that Azerbaijan has been and will remain an active and strong partner genuinely contributing to joint efforts towards peace, security and sustainable development.