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Khalaf Khalafov: Settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is possible only on basis of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan

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Beijing, April 28 AZERTAC

The settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is possible only on the basis of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan within its internationally recognized borders. In this context, Azerbaijan remains committed to the peaceful settlement of the conflict, said Deputy Foreign Minister Khalaf Khalafov while speaking at a Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Beijing.

The Deputy Foreign Minister said “The conflict is a threat to international peace and security.”

The deputy FM stressed the importance that the international community insisted on strict observance of international law and implementation of the relevant UN Security Council resolutions on the conflict.

According to him, Azerbaijan is counting on the support of Member States of CICA in resolving the conflict.

Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) is a multi-national forum for enhancing cooperation towards promoting peace, security and stability in Asia. It is a forum based on the recognition that there is close link between peace, security and stability in Asia and in the rest of the world. The Member States, while affirming their commitment to the UN Charter, believe that peace and security in Asia can be achieved through dialogue and cooperation leading to a common indivisible area of security in Asia where all states co-exist peacefully and their peoples live in peace, freedom and prosperity.

The idea of convening the CICA was first proposed Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan, at the 47th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. The moving spirit behind this initiative was the aspiration to set up an efficient and acceptable structure for ensuring peace and security in Asia.

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