FM: Occupation of Azerbaijani lands by Armenia continues to be threat to int’l security

FM: Occupation of Azerbaijani lands by Armenia continues to be threat to int’l security

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04 November 2019, 13:21 431
Occupation of Azerbaijani territories by Armenia continues to represent a serious threat to regional and international security and undermines Azerbaijan’s efforts to utilize its full potential for sustainable development, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said at the meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Contact Group on Somalia in Doha, Trend reports Nov. 4.
"While supporting international peace and security, Azerbaijan is still facing continuous military aggression by Armenia, which resulted in the occupation of 20 percent of internationally recognized territories of our country, including Nagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent regions,” Mammadyarov said.
As a result, one million Azerbaijanis became refugees and IDPs, numerous historical, cultural and religious monuments were destroyed, the minister noted.
"Since the very first day of the conflict, combat operations have been conducted inside the territory of Azerbaijan, almost in the middle of the country, affecting its civilian population and infrastructure,” Mammadyarov added.