The Assistant to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Head of the Foreign Policy Issues Department of the Presidential Administration Hikmet Hajiyev came on “Inside Story” TV show on the “Aljazeera International” TV channel for debate with Arsen Xaratyan, former diplomatic advisor of Armenia’s prime minister Nikol Pashinyan, ONA reports.
H. Hajiyev noting that Armenia using force, occupied the Azerbaijani territories and committed bloody ethnic cleansing on the occupied territories, said Armenia bears legal responsibility based on the international law.
H. Hajiyev said the conflict should be solved in a phased way through negotiations and as a first step in this area, the Armenian troops should be withdrawn from the occupied Azerbaijani territories, but brought to the notice that Armenia’s prime minister disrupts the process of negotiations by his controversial statements.
He said the political and legal grounds of solution of the conflict have been determined and those grounds are based on the international law, relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council and Helsinki Final Act.
H.Hajiyev stressed that Armenia implements annexation of the Azerbaijani territories hiding behind the ceasefire regime, commits unlawful actions including implementation of illegal settlement policy on our occupied territories.