Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry: Armenia must return from the fictional world and admit new realities
The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry made the remark commenting on a recent interview of Armenian Foreign Minister Ara Ayvazyan to Armenian media regarding trilateral statement of November 10, 2020 between presidents of Azerbaijan, Russia and prime minister of Armenia to stop the hostilities in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone.
The ministry stressed that Ayvazyan must return from the fictional world to real one, no matter how difficult it may be. "The long-standing destructive position of Armenia, contrary to international law, has dragged the country into the abyss. The Armenian government must draw conclusions from the recent events and admit the new realities in the region," the statement reads.
The ministry added that unlike the leadership of Armenia, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev is very well aware of what each document signed by him serves, not only at the current stage, but also in the long term.
Azerbaijan ensured the implementation of the relevant UN Security Council resolutions and restored its territorial integrity. A new format of security and cooperation was established in the region by a joint statement signed also by the prime minister of Armenia on November 10, the ministry recalled.
"As for the exchange of prisoners, hostages and bodies of the servicemen killed during the hostilities, the Armenian FM should be reminded that namely the Armenian side ignored Azerbaijan's initiative to exchange ‘everyone for everyone’ during many years. Now the acceptance of this principle by Armenia is part of this changing reality. Azerbaijan, on the contrary, has always strictly adhered to the principles of international humanitarian law, acting in accordance with the principles of humanism and unilaterally transferring Armenian prisoners and bodies of the killed servicemen to the other side even during the hostilities," the ministry also noted.
"Instead of interpreting the joint statement of November 10 in its own way, the fulfillment of the issues arising from it by the Armenian side would serve to establish the long-awaited peace in the region," the ministry said.