It is Armenia that violates internationally recognized borders of Azerbaijan - MFA
It is Armenia that violates the internationally recognized borders of Azerbaijan, Spokesperson for the Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Leyla Abdullayeva said, Trend reports.
Abdullayeva was commenting on Armenia's claims about the latest tensions on the Azerbaijani-Armenian border, as well as Armenia's claims that Azerbaijan allegedly violated "the sovereign territory" of Armenia.
"These claims are completely unfounded. The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry has stated this matter, clarified the situation in connection with the border tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan," she said.
“First of all, I want to emphasize that the root cause of border problems is the illegal occupation of the territories of Azerbaijan by Armenia until November 2020. It is Armenia that violates the internationally recognized borders of Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan is only restoring its internationally recognized borders,” the MFA spokesperson said.
“As our official statements already pointed out, in connection with the improvement of weather conditions in the liberated districts of Azerbaijan bordering with Armenia, Azerbaijan continues to strengthen the system of border protection, carried out within the framework of its territorial integrity. This process is carried out based on maps defining the borderline between Armenia and Azerbaijan, which both sides have,” Abdullayeva said.
“We always respect the sovereignty, territorial integrity, and inviolability of internationally recognized borders. Undoubtedly, mutual respect for these principles, building on this basis of good neighborly relations and well-intentioned launching of the delimitation/demarcation of borders is the only way to resolve any disputes that may arise. Armenia and Azerbaijan have just emerged from the war, therefore successful border demarcation and delimitation play a key role in ensuring peace and security,” she added.
“I would also like to emphasize that in recent months there have been disagreements between the parties on border issues, all of which have been resolved through negotiations between the parties to the trilateral statement. We believe that such differences should be resolved by political and diplomatic means," the spokesperson noted.