(MENAFN- AzerNews) The Western Azerbaijan Community has responded to the statement
of the Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, regarding the
Azerbaijanis expelled from Armenia, Azernews report citing the
"The Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, made a
statement on March 23, 2023, in which he tried to infringe on the
right of Azerbaijanis expelled from Armenia to return to their
homes in safety and dignity.
The head of the government of Armenia tried to present the topic
of West Azerbaijan as a territorial issue. While noting the fact
that Azerbaijanis had lived compactly in present-day Armenia until
they were expelled from there, we would like to emphasize that the
issue of Western Azerbaijan is a human rights matter, and this
issue came to the agenda as a result of the Armenian government's
policy of ethnic cleansing and its refusal to eliminate the
consequences of this policy.
We emphasize once again that we are lawful inhabitants of the
territory called Armenia and it is our absolute and inherent right
to return to our homes.
Instead of making slanderous statement on the situation of
ethnic minorities in other countries, the Prime Minister of Armenia
had better enable unconditionally the return of Azerbaijani
inhabitants who were expelled from Armenia, stop the illegal
settlement policy implemented in the areas where Azerbaijanis
lived, and cease the destruction of Azerbaijani cultural
The return of Azerbaijanis expelled from Armenia should be
ensured within the framework of a legally binding international
agreement with proper verification and guarantee mechanisms.
Enabling the return of Azerbaijanis expelled from Armenia to their
homes and ensuring their individual and collective rights there is
the necessary condition for sustainable peace in the region", the
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