Azerbaijani Politics 8 november — 11:53

Azerbaijan defence minister met with EU special representative

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On November 7, the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov has met with a delegation headed by Toivo Klaar, European Union Special Representative for the South Caucasus, informs the press-service of the Azerbaijani defence deportment.

During the meeting that discussed the current situation on the front line, Colonel-General Z.Hasanov has once again stressed that Armenia is occupying 20 per cent of the territory of Azerbaijan that is recognised by the international community and added that the negotiation process remains to be ineffectual so far.

The minister emphasised that Armenia's destructive position is the main obstacle in achieving progress in settlement of the conflict. Armenia, following the norms and principles of international law, must immediately and unconditionally withdraw the units of its army from our lands to resolve this conflict as soon as possible.

T.Klaar, in turn, noted the importance of an early and peaceful resolution of the conflict to ensure stability in the South Caucasus region and stressed that the EU is a supporter of continuing negotiations in this sphere.

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