President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received a delegation led by EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus Herbert Salber.
President Ilham Aliyev congratulated Herbert Salber on the occasion of his appointment as the Special Representative of the EU for the South Caucasus, and expressed confidence that the visit would be a good chance to get closely familiarized with the situation in the region.
The head of state touched on the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and noted that the country supported the peaceful settlement of the dispute.
President Ilham Aliyev said Armenia demonstrated destructive position and ignored both international law and statements of the leaders of the co-chair states.
The President noted that Azerbaijan’s lands recognized by the international community still had been under the occupation due to the conflict and pointed out if the problem was not settled justly and within the international law, the situation in the region would become more complicated.
Herbert Salber said he had visited the region several times and got familiarized with the current situation.
Mr. Salber said the EU intended to boost the cooperation with Azerbaijan and make its contribution to the settlement of the conflicts in the region./AzerTAc/