MFA: Karabakh is integral part of Azerbaijan, and there can be no question of any status
Karabakh is an integral part of Azerbaijan, and there can be no question of any status, said the Spokesperson the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry Leyla Abdullayeva, according to Azerbaijan in Focus, reporting Trend News on Septemebr 11.
Abdullayeva made the remark commenting on the on the words of the US Ambassador to Armenia “We do not believe that the issue of the status of Nagorno-Karabakh has been resolved. This issue is on the agenda of the Minsk Group.”
“Such a statement by the US ambassador is unacceptable. The Karabakh conflict is a thing of the past, Azerbaijan ensured its territorial integrity and the economic regions of East Zangezur and Karabakh were created by the decree of the President of Azerbaijan dated July 7, 2021. These territories are an integral part of Azerbaijan and there can be no question of any status,” she said.
Abdullayeva noted that such statement by the US official, while new realities arose in the region, including the ability to normalize relations based on the principles of international law with the signing of the trilateral statement of November 10, 2020, serves to exacerbate the situation and create unreasonable expectations from the opposite side.
“While the further activities of the OSCE Minsk Group are being discussed, such a statement by the representative of the co-chair country undermines the future activities of the Minsk Group,” she said.