President Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity is not the subject of disputes
“The territorial integrity of countries is not the subject of disputes. Therefore, the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan is not a subject of negotiation either,” Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said at the official reception on the occasion of the national holiday of Azerbaijan – the Republic Day. “The territorial integrity of Azerbaijan has never been and never will be the subject of negotiations. The conflict must be resolved on the basis of four UN Security Council resolutions. There are no other options.”
The head of state said: “We will not tolerate a second self-styled Armenian state on our territory. The first Armenian state was also established on our territory, on ancient Azerbaijani lands of Erivan, Goycha and Zangazur. There will never be a second Armenian state. The self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh regime will never be given a legal status. Therefore, there is legal and diplomatic framework for resolving the issue. Is this framework sufficient for resolving the issue? No! If it were sufficient, the issue would be resolved. What else needs to be done to resolve the issue? We know that very well, too. The economy should become even stronger. We should continue to keep Armenia in isolation as far as possible. It is not completely isolated now and its doors are open to other countries. But we have isolated Armenia from all regional projects, which has resulted in a mass exodus from Armenia. According to their own statistics, 80,000-90,000 people leave the country for good every year.”
“As long as Armenia has a criminal, corrupt and dictatorial regime, Armenia's position will continue to deteriorate. Therefore, if the Armenian people want to live in peace with their neighbors, they should first reject the criminal, blood-thirsty and illegal regime and consign it to the archives of history. Armenia must withdraw from the occupied lands to be able to breathe. Otherwise, the future of this country will be very bleak,” he added.