By Sabina Mammadli
The post-conflict period opens up new opportunities for
Azerbaijan and for the whole region, Foreign Minister Jeyhun
Bayramov has said.
The remarks were made during the opening ceremony of the week of
diplomacy 'Peace and creative efforts of Azerbaijan in the
post-conflict stage' at ADA University on July 7.
According to the minister, Azerbaijan put forward a peace agenda
after the conflict and offered Armenia to work on a peace
'Azerbaijan took practical steps in this direction and at the
same time created broad opportunities for the development of the
region by proposing to define borders and open transport
communications,' Bayramov added.
Similarly, he noted that Azerbaijan has proposed a peace
agreement with Armenia, but no serious progress has been achieved
He added that there are still groups in the Armenian society
that propagate revanchist ideas.
'We hope that the Armenian political leadership is aware of the
existing realities. To ensure peace in the region, it's necessary
to observe international principles,' the foreign minister
Additionally, Bayramov stated that chairmen of Commissions on
Azerbaijan-Armenia delimitation should coordinate the holding of
Bayramov emphasized that the delimitation of borders is a
complex and lengthy process.
'I'd like to point something out. Armenia demanded the
withdrawal of Azerbaijani troops from border areas before the
formation of a joint border commission for the delimitation of the
Azerbaijani-Armenian border. Azerbaijan stood its ground on this
and the troops remained in their places,' the minister said.
The venue of the next meeting of the joint border commission on
the delimitation of the Azerbaijani-Armenian border will be
determined after reaching an agreement on, the minister added.
Further, he noted that Azerbaijani lands were liberated from
Armenian occupation under the leadership of Victorious Supreme
Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces President Ilham Aliyev in
“We are happy to have witnessed these events,” Bayramov
A Moscow-brokered ceasefire deal that Baku and Yerevan signed on
November 10, 2020, brought an end to six weeks of fighting between
Armenia and Azerbaijan. The Azerbaijani army declared a victory
against the Armenian troops. The signed agreement obliged Armenia
to withdraw its troops from the Azerbaijani lands that it had
occupied since the early 1990s.
The peace agreement stipulated the return of Azerbaijan's
Armenian-occupied Kalbajar, Aghdam and Lachin regions. Before the
signing of the deal, the Azerbaijani army had liberated around 300
villages, settlements, city centers, and the historic Shusha
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