(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 31. Azerbaijani Ambassador to France, Leyla Abdullayeva, held a press
conference for foreign reporters at the Cultural Center of the
embassy, trend reports.
Abdullayeva stated that Azerbaijan, which regained its
independence in the early 1990s, faced the aggression of Armenia,
as a result of which 20 percent of Azerbaijani territory was
occupied. She noted that the Armenian aggression caused one million
Azerbaijanis to be expelled from their homeland, becoming refugees
and internally displaced persons.
Abdullayeva informed the representatives of the media
that Azerbaijan has always been striving for peace and has for 30
years tried to solve the problem of occupation of its territories
through negotiations, while Armenia's position was anything but
constructive. The former OSCE Minsk Group established for the
settlement of the conflict did not make any progress during those
She said that Armenia's provocation exhausted
Azerbaijan's patience in 2020, forcing Azerbaijan to liberate its
territories by military means. Speaking about the trilateral
agreement signed between Azerbaijan, Russia, and Armenia following
Azerbaijan's victory, the ambassador said that Armenia does not
comply with the conditions of the statement.
Azerbaijan is interested in establishing peace in the
region and, continuing its efforts in this direction, has proposed
that Armenia sign a five-point peace treaty, but Armenia continues
to adhere to unconstructive position and is unable to realize
Azerbaijan's victory, Abdullayeva said.
The ambassador also spoke about the work carried out
by Azerbaijan to establish peace in the region.
Abdullayeva also gave detailed information on the
situation around the Lachin-Khankendi road. She informed the
journalists that the road is open. Abdullayeva noted that although
the road was intended for humanitarian purposes, Armenia
transported mines, weapons, and military personnel through the road
to the territory of Azerbaijan.
Speaking about the mine problem, the ambassador
pointed out that there is evidence that the mines discovered on
Azerbaijan's liberated lands recently, were manufactured in Armenia
She mentioned that a group of Azerbaijanis is holding
a peaceful protest against the illegal exploitation of mines and
quarries belonging to Azerbaijan. Abdullayeva noted that Azerbaijan
cannot allow the transfer of Armenian soldiers, weapons, and mines
to its territories. She stressed that Armenia is spreading false
information about the situation around the Lachin-Khankendi road in
order to continue its illegal activities.
Then Abdullayeva held the Q$A session with the
In conclusion, foreign reporters got acquainted with
the exhibits in the Cultural Center of the Embassy, telling about
Azerbaijani history and culture.