Ali Hasanov: Azerbaijan ready for wider autonomy to Nagorno-Karabakh


Azerbaijan is ready to grant a wider autonomy to Nagorno-Karabakh and provide civil rights of the local Armenian population, Azerbaijani President`s Assistant for Public and Political Affairs Ali Hasanov said in the interview published in the Jerusalem Post.

"We are ready for a certain compromise and a constructive solution to the problem," he stressed. Ali Hasanov noted that "granting a wider autonomy to the Nagorno-Karabakh region within Azerbaijan, as well as full provision – in accordance with Azerbaija"i legislation and international legal norms – of civil, socio-economic and cultural rights of the Armenian population living there is the primary way for sustainable, effective and fair settlement of the conflict.

Azerbaijani President`s Assistant for Public and Political Affairs pointed out that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement should be approached in line with the principles of international law.

"Armenia's occupational troops must unconditionally withdraw from the territory of Azerbaijan, the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the country must be restored and internally displaced persons must return to their lands,"  Ali Hasanov said stressed.