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Ilham Aliyev: “Unlike Armenia, the position of Azerbaijan in the talks process was always unchanged”

20 August 2005 [09:18] - TODAY.AZ
“The talks held till now were ineffectual. We know this, at the same time, we still hope. As long as there is hope, the talks will be continued”.
This was told by the president Ilham Aliyev in his talk with the journalists when expressing his attitude to the upcoming Kazan meeting of the presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia.

According to the words of the president, the international public began to express unambiguous attitude to the question in the result of the works conducted during the recent years: “Putting this question into discussion in the international organizations shows that the Nagorno Karabkah conflict is the focus of attention. Decisions adopted in connection with this question reflect the reality”. The head of the state expressing his attitude to the question of holding a referendum in Nagorno Karabkah noted that all possibilities are used for solving the conflict peacefully.

According to the words of I.Aliyev, unlike Armenia, the position of Azerbaijan in the talks process was always unchanged. The president repeated once again that the lands of Azerbaijan must be released from occupation, internally displaced people must return back to their homeland; security of Armenians in Nagorno Karabakh must be guaranteed.

The head of the country stressing once again that the “Prague process” intends the solution of the conflict in stages said that at first the lands must be released for it and then talks should be continued: “The economic potential and international influence of Azerbaijan is higher than those of Armenia. Armenia must take this reality into consideration and know that separatism is out of place in the globalizing world”.



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