January 7th local time, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan issued a statement accusing Armenia of ignoring the reality of the Nagorno-Karabakh and only caring for political interests.
The statement said that the Armenian leadership did not consider the future peace and security of the Karabakh region, but only wanted to seize political capital.
The statement stressed that Armenia’s implementation of this policy will lead to negative consequences.
Earlier, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan expressed dissatisfaction with the recent visit of Armenian Foreign Minister Aivazyan to the Karabakh region and met with local leaders.
In a written statement, the Foreign Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia pointed out that this move is in conflict with the tripartite agreement signed by the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia on November 10 last year, and is contrary to regional security and cooperation after the conflict.
Earlier on the 7th, Armenian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nagdaryan commented that Azerbaijan’s accusations were groundless, and the status of the Karabakh region was not covered in the tripartite ceasefire agreement, and the visit of the Asian Foreign Minister to Karabakh was not in violation of the agreement.
Nagdalian said that the two parties to the conflict should further resolve the Karabakh issue within the framework of the peace process, while resolving the conflict under the principle of “people’s right to self-determination” proposed by the OSCE Minsk Group.
The Karabakh region is located in southwest Azerbaijan, and its residents are mostly ethnic Armenians.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, war broke out between Azerbaijan and Armenia on the ownership of the In Nagorno-Karabakh.
In 1994, the two sides reached an agreement on a comprehensive ceasefire, but the two countries have been in a state of hostility over the Nagorno-Karabakh issue, and armed conflicts have occurred from time to time.
On September 27 last year, a new round of conflict broke out between Armenia and Azerbaijan on the Karabakh issue.
It was not until the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a statement on November 9 that a complete ceasefire was achieved in the Karabakh region.