Permanent Representative of Azerbaijan to the OSCE responds to Mirzoyan

Rovshan Sadigbeyli, the permanent representative of Azerbaijan to the OSCE

© APA | Rovshan Sadigbeyli, the permanent representative of Azerbaijan to the OSCE

# 17 January 2023 16:48 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan is determined to reintegrate its citizens of Armenian origin into the political, social, and economic space in accordance with the country's legislation and Constitution, providing equal rights to all its citizens, regardless of their national and ethnic origin, said Rovshan Sadigbeyli, the permanent representative of Azerbaijan in the organization in his response to the speech of the Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan at a special meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council, APA reports.

According to him, for this purpose, Azerbaijan has made consistent and successful efforts to establish mutual relations with local Armenian residents, thus solving important issues related to water, transport, and energy supply in the region.

“These relations should be promoted and continued. However, Azerbaijan will not contact suspected persons like Ruben Vardanyan, who were deployed in the Karabakh region of Azerbaijan to disrupt the fragile peace-building process. Despite the devastating consequences and unhealed wounds of the war and occupation, after the end of the conflict, Azerbaijan took the initiative to start the process of normalization of interstate relations with Armenia based on 5 basic principles. Over the past 2 years, my country has been demonstrating strong political will to promote the peace agenda. At high-level meetings held in Brussels, Prague, and Sochi last year, both sides confirmed that they mutually recognize each other's sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of their borders. This can lead to the conclusion of a peace agreement and create a good basis", said the permanent representative of Azerbaijan to the OSCE.