Azerbaijan will not change its position on the Karabakh settlement, because it is fair. This was stated by President Ilham Aliyev in an interview with several television channels of the country on Monday, Turan news agency reported.
“Our position is based on historical justice and international law. The conflict should be resolved within the framework of the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan; we will not allow the creation of a second Armenian state on Azerbaijani land,” Aliyev said.
Also, he criticized the OSCE Minsk Group for passivity. “The OSCE Minsk Group does not respond to the statement of the Armenian Prime Minister that Karabakh is Armenia. This statement disrupts the negotiations and makes them meaningless,” he said.
The OSCE Minsk Group did not give an adequate answer to Yerevan’s attempts to change the format, demanding that Azerbaijan begin negotiations with the “separatists” of Nagorno-Karabakh, the Azerbaijan President noted. “Today, in fact, there are no negotiations on the settlement; there is no sense in the videoconferences of the Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia either. This is just an imitation of activities of the OSCE Minsk Group. If the negotiations are not substantive, we will not participate in them,” Aliyev emphasized.