Aliyev says Armenia is not responding to peace agreement proposals

The president of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, said earlier today (4 November), that while Azerbaijan was ready to start working on a peace agreement, Armenia had not responded to its proposals about border demarcation and delimitation.

Delivering the opening address of the Global Baku Forum entitled “The World after COVID-19”, APA news reports Aliyev as stating “now we are post-conflict situation where we made several proposals to Armenia to start working on a peace agreement”, and that Azerbaijan wants to talk about peace and the future, not about war. However, he noted that “unfortunately, this proposal is still not answered. At the same time, we made a proposal to start working on the delimitation and demarcation of our state borders with the recognition of the territorial integrity of both countries. Again it is in line with international law norms and normal behaviour and this proposal is not also addressed”.

He reportedly added that Azerbaijan had demonstrated “maximum constructiveness despite all the sufferings of almost 30 years of occupation, despite vandalism and barbarism in the liberated territories”, and that it now lay with Armenia to cooperate. “Because our position is absolutely clear. Today, once again, I say that we are ready to start peace talks, we are ready to sign a peace agreement, we are ready to turn the page, we are ready to start border delimitation. And you will see that there will be no answer from Armenia. They keep silent for almost one year” he said.

source: with APA and agencies
photo: 2021 Global Baku Forum; Official website of the president of the Republic of Azerbaijan