Azerbaijan, which established control in Nagorno-Karabakh after the 44-day war last year, presented the Armenian government with five new proposals to normalize relations.
Ceyhun Bayramov, Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan, evaluated Azerbaijan’s relationship with Armenia to AA correspondents within the scope of the Anadolu Agency (AA)’s “Global Communication Partner” Antalya Diplomacy Forum 2022 (ADF).
“People have been evacuated for over 30 years.”
The main reason for the long-standing lack of relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan is the “occupation factor,” Bailamov said. Azerbaijani citizens have been banished. ” Said.
“This was also a major obstacle to the establishment of our relationship,” said Bailamov, noting that despite four UN Security Council resolutions in support of Azerbaijan, no results were obtained regarding the occupation. I used a phrase.
After the 44-day homeland war began on September 27, 2020 to free the land occupied by Armenia, Azerbaijan announced that it had issued a very clear message on this issue, Bailamov said: Said to. The relationship is now gone. In this case, the Azerbaijani side is in favor of normalizing relations with Armenia, despite all the difficulties and problems of the past. ” He said.
“Armenia did not respond to our offer.”
Recalling that Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev sent a message to Armenia “ready to sign peace” a year ago, Bailamov continued:
“We haven’t responded to Armenia’s offer for nearly a year. To show its good intentions, the Azerbaijani side recently made a new offer to Armenia. This proposal essentially allows Armenia to normalize the relationship between Armenia and Armenia. We have proposed to the Armenian side some basic principles, including. We have expressed and confirmed our opinions in accordance with the basic principles and traditions of Armenian regulation. Relationships between nations. We are ready to develop our relationship based on the principles of. ” “Armenia should look at these and express their opinions. If Armenia sincerely wants to normalize the relationship, this is a very good opportunity for them. Armenia’s response will soon become apparent and of course. We will take appropriate measures from now on. “”
5 basic principles
Noting that the proposal was recently sent, Bailamov said, “A one-page document. The basic principles have been determined and these principles have been proposed. If the Armenian side wants to normalize the relationship, then to this proposal. The approach needs to be reported immediately. It must be said that all the principles recorded in the document are the principles of international affairs and there are no unusual comments there. ” ..
Mr. Bailamov said that the issue of determining the border between the two countries, which Azerbaijan has emphasized many times, was in these proposals, and that the Azerbaijani side offered to solve these issues, but Armenia always presupposes. The conditions were presented.
“We need to establish a bilateral cooperation group and have this group start its activities,” Bailamov emphasized that the prerequisites for initiating the process are unacceptable. He said.
Regarding Azerbaijan’s offer to Armenia, Bailamov said, “There are five main articles. Our views are listed in five.” He said.
“We will soon see Armenian integrity.”
Bailamov recalled that the offer he made to Armenia about a year ago remained unresolved, “seeing the reaction to this second offer immediately shows how honest the Armenian side is. You will understand. ” He said.