Azerbaijan vows to treat Karabakh Armenians as ‘equal residents’ | EUROtoday
Azerbaijan promised Saturday on the UN to treat Armenians, the bulk within the secessionist area of Nagorno Karabakh, as “equal citizens”.
By NJ with AFP
DBefore the UN General Assembly, this Saturday, September 23, the Azerbaijani Minister of Foreign Affairs, Djeyhoun Baïramov, assured of Azerbaijan’s dedication to “reintegrate the Armenian inhabitants of the Karabakh region of Azerbaijan as equal citizens.”
“The Constitution, national legislation of Azerbaijan and the international commitments we have made are a solid basis for this goal,” he added.
Armenian separatists surrendered
Azerbaijan launched an operation firstly of the week on this secessionist area primarily populated by Armenians, profitable a lightning victory. Armenian separatists agreed to give up their arms on Friday.
This mountainous enclave, which had been hooked up in 1921 by Soviet energy to Azerbaijani territory, had previously been the scene of two wars between the previous Soviet republics of Azerbaijan and Armenia: one from 1988 to 1994 (30,000 deaths) and the opposite within the fall of 2020 (6,500 deaths).
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