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Hikmat Hajiyev: We have seen counterproductive destructive policy by Armenia

Head Assistant of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, of Foreign Policy Affairs Department of the Presidential Administration Hikmet Hajiyev told EURACTIV.
“Unfortunately, last year was a lost year regarding the resolution of the conflict. We can't see any particular movement regarding the resolution of the conflict. On the contrary, we have seen counterproductive destructive policy by Armenia. The Armenian side tried to change the format of the negotiation process. Nevertheless, we have already established the format of the negotiation process. Armenia and Azerbaijan as parties to the conflict, and OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs as mediators. Armenian side at the very high level said that new territories new wars, “no inch of territory back”. And finally, Armenian Prime Minister in occupied Khankendi city of Azerbaijan said that “Nagorno-Karabakh is Armenia”. It is a pure annexation of the territory of a sovereign state at the level of leadership of one country against other country. It is completely unacceptable. It was an element of not just undermining, but destroying the entire negotiation process. We have communicated with message to co-chair countries, to the international community that Nagorno-Karabakh is Azerbaijan and exclamation mark”.

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