Azerbaijan’s President: “Protraction of the settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict is inadmissible”

Nagorno Karabakh conflict is the major threat to the security of Azerbaijan and region. Protraction of the conflict has negative impact on all the countries of the region,” Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev said addressing the first international forum of Moscow State Institute of International Relations Alumni in Baku, APA reports.

The Head of State said the international legal norms necessitate the restoration of the country’s territorial integrity.

“Nagorno Karabakh and the adjacent regions must be returned to the side it legally belongs to. We try to give an impetus to the negotiations, while the opposite side protracts the process of negotiations,” he said.

President said the protraction of the settlement of the conflict is inadmissible.

“The conflict must be solved basing on the terms of the Helsinki Final Act and four resolutions of the UN Security Council. We are facing double standards in this issue. Being well aware of the international law, we know that some resolutions are fulfilled within several hours. Demonstration of the double standards with regard to Nagorno Karabakh conflict does not increase the influence of international organizations, first of all the UN,” he said.

Azeri-Press news agency