YEREVAN, September 28. /ARKA/. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said today he was not against a meeting with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan if it were organized by the OSCE Minsk Group. TASS reported.
On Monday Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Baku was ready to normalize relations with Armenia based on strict compliance with international law concerning the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and the inviolability of international borders, TASS reported.
It said Azerbaijan’s government was taking measures aimed at ensuring sustainable peace, security and prosperity in the region based on the trilateral statement adopted on November 10 in Moscow by the leaders of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan.
On September 27, 2020, Azerbaijani armed forces, backed by Turkey and foreign mercenaries and terrorists, attacked Nagorno-Karabakh along the entire front line using rocket and artillery weapons, heavy armored vehicles, military aircraft and prohibited types of weapons such as cluster bombs and phosphorus weapons.
After 44 days of the war, on November 9, the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a statement on the cessation of all hostilities. According to the document, the town of Shushi, the districts of Agdam, Kelbajar and Lachin were handed over to Azerbaijan, with the exception of a 5-kilometer corridor connecting Karabakh with Armenia.
A Russian peacekeeping contingent was deployed along the contact line in Karabakh and along the Lachin corridor.