The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, has said that the rights of Armenians living in Karabakh will be protected “within the framework of the country’s legislation and international obligations”, reports Anadolu.
During a meeting with an American delegation, Aliyev stressed that like other ethnic minorities living in Azerbaijan, the rights of Armenians will be ensured within the framework of the country’s legislation and international obligations, Azerbaijan’s presidential office said in a statement.
Aliyev received the special representative of the US president and the administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Samantha Power, the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Yuri Kim, and the Senior Advisor of the State Department for Caucasus Negotiations, Louis Bono .
They exchanged views on the current situation in the Karabakh region, following the anti-terrorism measures.
President Aliyev has said that military equipment, ammunition and military supplies have been seized, adding that military representatives accredited to the country and representatives of the Office of the UN Permanent Coordinator have seen the weapons and military equipment, the statement said.
The statement further states that Aliyev has also stated that civilians have been spared during the anti-terrorist operations, focusing only on targeting illegal Armenian armed groups and military installations.
Aliyev has mentioned that discussions about reintegration are in progress between representatives of Azerbaijan and the Armenian population in Karabakh.
“Underlining that the work to restore the infrastructure in the area is being implemented, President Ilham Aliyev said that Azerbaijan has sent humanitarian aid to the Armenian residents,” the statement said.
Aliyev has expressed Baku’s readiness to host a visit of the UN Permanent Coordinator’s Office, which is accredited in the country, to the Karabakh region of Azerbaijan in the near future.
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