Azerbaijani Minister of Foreign Affairs Elmar Mammadyarov attended the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council. The minister delivered speech, ONA reports.
The FM said the on-going armed conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan still represents a major threat to international and regional peace and security, human rights and development.
"As a result of armed aggression of neighboring Armenia, 20 percent of Azerbaijan's territory has been occupied since 1992. More than a million Azerbaijanis who were subject to ethnic cleansing, forced to flee their homes and remain internally displaced, and it is a country with the highest number of IDPs and refugees in the world in terms of per capita calculations in a country with a population of 10 million.Armenia continues the occupation of Azerbaijani territories by disregarding the UN Security Council resolutions 822, 853, 874 and 884 and related documents of many other international organizations, which firmly reaffirm the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and demand immediate, complete and unconditional withdrawal of Armenian armed forces from the occupied territories of Azerbaijan", - the minister noted.