“Azerbaijan restoring its territorial integrity has repeatedly noted its determination to normalize relations with Armenia on the basis of mutual recognition and respect for sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of internationally recognized borders”, said the Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov during his performance at the 43rd meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of member countries of BSEC, the Azerbaijani MFA told ONA.
He noted that in order to ensure long-term peace and stability, there is no alternative to build good neighboring relations on this basis: “There is perfect opportunity to build such kind of relations through the implementation of the trilateral statement signed by the leaders of both parties”.
The Minister noted that after the liberation of the state border with Armenia from occupation for 30 years, Azerbaijan is currently building a border control infrastructure along the state border: "We offer Armenia to start bilateral discussions on border delimitation and demarcation. Azerbaijan expects a positive reaction from Armenia. Hatred against Azerbaijan, accompanied by revanchist rhetoric in Armenia, is a matter of serious concern. The anti-Azerbaijani hate speech that unites the ruling and opposition politicians in Armenia threatens the fragile normalization process. Armenia must finally fulfill its obligations under international humanitarian law, as well as the tripartite declaration, and provide maps of mined areas to prevent further human suffering."