Department Chief of Azerbaijan’s Presidential Administration: “The current status-quo in the Nagorno Karabakh conflict can lead to the war”

Department Chief of Azerbaijan’s Presidential Administration: “The current status-quo in the Nagorno Karabakh conflict can lead to the war”
# 13 October 2011 11:58 (UTC +04:00)
The international community is trying to assure Azerbaijan to avoid the war for solution of the Nagorno Karabakh problem. But Azerbaijani President stated many times that Azerbaijani people’s patience has its limits”, chief of the public policy department of the Presidential Administration of Azerbaijan Ali Hasanov said, APA reports.

He said Azerbaijan couldn’t wait for endless continuation of the status-quo and would use all its rights and ways to restore its territorial integrity. “Therefore the international community, OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs insistently demand to change the status-quo, consider it unacceptable to save the status-quo and try to assure Azerbaijan to avoid other ways until the status-quo is changed. Azerbaijan is not a militarist state and has no views on somebody’s lands. Our main goal is to protect and ensure our state sovereignty, to restore territorial integrity and violated rights of the citizens and to establish peace in the region. Therefore Azerbaijan is trying to use the negotiation process and to reach the peacemaking process without using the military way. Otherwise Azerbaijan has the right to liberate its territories from the occupation by other means”.

Ali Hasanov said Azerbaijan is not going to compromise these rights.

The department chief said one of the two major principles of the fundamental law was depicted in the UN Charter after the World War II.
“This is the principle of territorial integrity and inviolability of the territorial integrity. Only with the permission of the state the territorial integrity can be changed, annexed to the territory of another state or independence can be given to the people living there. This principle is one of the major norms of the international law. The second principle was added to the international law later, especially after OSCE was established. This is the people’s right to self-determination. It is not written here that the people’s right to self-determination will result in the violation of the states’ territorial integrity,” he said.

Ali Hasanov said the rights of various peoples can be ensured within the framework of the states’ territorial integrity.
“There are examples. Peoples and nations get national autonomy within the framework of the determination of their rights. Within this autonomy they form their right to life, including their life style. The state as a geopolitical author, subject of the international law is a model having no alternative yet. Basing on this model we unambiguously put forward and support the principle of the inviolability of Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity. Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict will be solved basing on this right,” he said.
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