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Azerbaijani ambassador to France Leyla Abdullayeva gave a news
conference for foreign reporters at the Culture Center of the
embassy, Azernews reports.
After regaining its independence in the early 1990s, Azerbaijan
faced Armenian aggression, Leyla Abdullayeva said, adding that it
had led to the occupation of 20% of its territory. She pointed out
that one million Azerbaijanis were driven out of their homeland as
a result of the Armenian aggression, becoming refugees and
internally displaced people.
The media representatives were informed by Abdullayeva that
while Armenia's position was anything but constructive, Azerbaijan
has always sought peace and has been trying to resolve the issue of
the occupation of its territories through negotiations for 30
years. During those 30 years, the former OSCE Minsk Group, which
was established to mediate the conflict, made no progress.
She stated that Azerbaijan had run out of patience due to
Armenia's provocations in 2020, and resorted to force to reclaim
its territories. The ambassador stressed that Armenia does not
adhere to the terms of the trilateral agreement that was signed
between Azerbaijan, Russia, and Armenia after Azerbaijan's
Azerbaijan is interested in establishing peace in the region and
is proposing Armenia sign a five-point peace treaty, however, the
latter is maintaining an unconstructive position and is unable to
admit Azerbaijan's victory, Leyla Abdullayeva said.
Speaking about the work carried out by Azerbaijan to establish
peace in the region, Abdullayeva also gave detailed information on
the situation around the Khankandi-Lachin road. She informed the
journalists that the road is open. Although the road was built for
humanitarian purposes, Abdullayeva pointed out that Armenia used it
to transport military personnel, weapons, and mines into
Speaking of the illicit exploitation of Azerbaijan's natural
resources, the ambassador noted that there is proof that the gold
and molybdenum deposits on the liberated lands of Azerbaijan were
exploited by Armenia.
She mentioned that Azerbaijanis are protesting peacefully
against the unauthorized use of the country's mines and quarries.
Azerbaijan cannot permit the transfer of Armenian soldiers,
weapons, or mines to its territory, according to Abdullayeva. She
emphasized that in order to continue its illegal activities,
Armenia is disseminating false information about the circumstances
surrounding the Khankandi-Lachin road.
Ambassador Leyla Abdullayeva also answered journalists'
In conclusion, foreign journalists learned about Azerbaijani
history and culture through the exhibits at the embassy Culture