Jeyhun Bayramov: The U.S. should not repeat false narratives of Armenia
On September 16, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov met with Senior Adviser to the U.S. State Department for Negotiations in the Caucasus Louis Bono. They discussed the situation in the region, normalization, and peace process between Azerbaijan and Armenia, and current threats and challenges, according to Azerbaijan in Focus, reporting Turan, citing the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Bayramov stressed that “the hindering party in the implementation of the agreement on the simultaneous opening of the Aghdam-Khankendi road and the Lachin road, reached during the conversation between Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on September 1, is Armenia and the illegal regime created by it.”
He added that this fact once again confirms that, contrary to the allegations of an alleged “humanitarian crisis” and “blockade” in the region, the situation is not humanitarian, but political in nature.
Bayramov stated that the repetition of false narratives of the Armenian side by a number of international partners, including the United States, is unacceptable, despite the fact that they are well aware of the situation in the region and Armenia’s military and political provocations, its support for separatism in Azerbaijani territories against the background of Baku’s constructive position.
In this regard, Bayramov expressed regret over the reflection of unfounded allegations of Armenia, which has not yet withdrawn all its armed forces from the territory of Azerbaijan, in a speech by US Assistant Secretary of State Yuri Kim (in the US Senate).
Despite the fact that Armenia and the so-called regime prevented the parallel opening of roads in accordance with the agreement of September 1 with the American side, her statements in the US Senate formed a misconception about the situation.
At the same time, Bayramov confirmed Azerbaijan’s commitment to the agreement on parallel use of roads. During the meeting, the sides also exchanged views on other issues of mutual interest.