Antalya, November 16, AZERTAC
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has addressed discussions on combat against terrorism and refugee crisis held during the working dinner in honor of the heads of state and government and international organizations as part of the G20 Summit in Antalya.
“Azerbaijan takes an active part in the fight against international terrorism, and is one of the first countries to join the coalition forces in Afghanistan,” the President of Azerbaijan stressed.
The head of state noted that Azerbaijan is a country suffering from terrorism and that terrorism is one of the components of Armenia’s state policy of aggression towards Azerbaijan. “More than 2,000 Azerbaijani citizens died as a result of terror acts committed by the Armenian terrorist organization.”
Touching upon the occupation of the Azerbaijani lands, President Ilham Aliyev said that Armenia occupied 20 percent of the country’s territory. “Armenia carried out the policy of ethnic cleansing against Azerbaijan. As a result of Armenian aggression, Azerbaijan faced humanitarian crisis. Some one million of our compatriots have become refugees and IDPs. Twenty years pass since the UN Security Council adopted four resolutions demanding immediate, complete and unconditional withdrawal of the Armenian armed forces from the occupied territories. But Armenia has disregarded this so far.” President Ilham Aliyev drew attention of the heads of state to the fact that Armenia ignores the resolutions of the world`s number one organization.
The head of state said the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict must be settled only in compliance with the international laws, within the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.