(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 19. With its
statement of March 18, 2023, the Armenian Foreign Ministry once
again tried to undermine the right to return of the Azerbaijanis
expelled from this country, trend reports via the statement of the Community of
Western Azerbaijan (historical lands of Azerbaijan located in
modern-day Armenia's territory).
'First and foremost, we would like to note that the
issue of Western Azerbaijan, which is solely a matter of human
rights, was placed on the agenda as a result of the Armenian
government's ethnic cleansing policy and its refusal to eliminate
the consequences of that policy. Our organization was founded in
1989, and we have been fighting for our right to return ever
since,' said the statement.
According to the Community, it is well known that
Armenia is experiencing a monoethnic situation. Armenians, who
until recently were a minority in this territory, now make up more
than 99 percent of the population there. This situation arose as a
result of the infamous ethnic cleansing.
It is noted in the statement that granting a certain
number of quota seats in the parliament to the small number of
remaining ethnic minorities in Armenia is an unsuccessful attempt
to cover up ethnic cleansing and ongoing racial discrimination.
'We stress once again that we are lawful inhabitants
of the territory called Armenia and we have the absolute right to
return to our homes. Regardless of the nature of its relations with
Azerbaijan, Armenia must unconditionally create conditions for the
return of residents expelled from its territory,' said the
The Community urges the Armenian government to put an
end to its policy of illegal settlement of the territories where
Azerbaijanis lived, to the destruction of Azerbaijani cultural
heritage, and to eliminate this lawlessness.
'We once again call on the Armenian government to
create conditions for the peaceful, safe, and dignified return of
the Azerbaijanis who are lawful inhabitant of that territory and
who were expelled from there, within the verification and guarantee
mechanisms and a legally binding international agreement, and for
this, to respond to our request for dialogue,' the Community
'Finally, we would like to emphasize once again that
our demand for a peaceful return to our homes cannot be
misinterpreted or presented as a demand that harms Armenia's
territorial integrity or sovereignty,' the statement concluded.
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