Azerbaijan can no longer make territorial claims, must pull back troops from occupied parts of Armenia – Marukyan
YEREVAN, OCTOBER 7, ARMENPRESS. Armenia’s Ambassador at-large Edmon Marukyan issued a statement following the meeting between Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, French President Emmanuel Macron and President of the European Council Charles Michel.
“Azerbaijan has agreed to cooperate with the EU civilian mission which will be dispatched along the border. Therefore, any possible future aggression by Azerbaijan will be monitored on the ground, furthermore the part of Armenia’s sovereign territory that is already under Azerbaijani occupation will be recorded. Let me remind that on 5 October, 2022 the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said that the EU wanted to send a monitoring mission to the line of contact but the mission wasn’t dispatched because Azerbaijan opposed it.
Azerbaijan agreed to recognize Armenia in accordance with the UN Charter and the Alma-Ata Declaration, after which Azerbaijan can no longer make any territorial claims against the sovereign territory of Armenia in the delimitation process, which also means that the Azerbaijani military must withdraw from the territories it has occupied until this moment,” Marukyan said in the statement.