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.

Ilham Aliyev: Status quo in Karabakh conflict must be changed

Ilham Aliyev: Status quo in Karabakh conflict must be changed


One-fifth of Azerbaijani territory is under occupation, and Armenia conducted the policy of ethnic cleansing in those lands, Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyevsaid at the 7th Ministerial Conference, titled “Security and Economic Connectivity towards a Strengthened Heart of Asia Region”, which was held as part of the Heart of Asia - Istanbul Process in Baku on Dec. 1, APA reported.

The president recalled that the OSCE has twice sent fact-finding and assessment missions to the occupied territories

“Our settlements and mosques were destroyed by Armenia,” he said.

The status quo in the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is unacceptable, President Aliyev stressed. “This is stated not only by Azerbaijan, but also by the OSCE Minsk group co-chair countries,” he added.

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict must be resolved on the basis of international law, relevant UN Security Council resolutions, noted the president.

The head of state said that ensuring security in Afghanistan will, on the whole, serve security in the region.  

"We must respond to the security challenges Afghanistan is faced with. Azerbaijan is ready to share its experience with Afghanistan on a bilateral level. We support Afghanistan through our armed forces and trainings,” added Ilham Aliyev.