Foreign Ministry: Any visit to the territory of Azerbaijan within its international borders cannot be protested or commented on by Armenia
Spokesperson for Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry Leyla Abdullayeva has responded to questions from media on Armenian Foreign Ministry’s submitting a note to the diplomatic missions of foreign countries in Armenia regarding the Shusha visit of the ambassadors of the countries accredited to Azerbaijan on July 9, 2021.
“This step of the Armenian Foreign Ministry once again shows that this country still demonstrates a position that contradicts international law and is based on territorial claims. We emphasize once again that any visit to the territory of Azerbaijan within its international borders cannot be protested or commented on by Armenia. Visits to these territories were illegal during the Armenian military occupation. Shusha has already been liberated and, like other liberated regions, is an integral part of Azerbaijan. Visits are being made and will be made here, restoration work is also underway, the legal owners of the city will return to their homes, in short, life will be revived in our cradle of culture,” Leyla Abdullayeva said.
“When drawing up a note, the Armenian Foreign Ministry should at least consider what and on what grounds it is protesting. It seems that the lack of leadership in the Armenian Foreign Ministry also affects the documents prepared by this body.
The Armenian Foreign Ministry should already be aware of the new situation in the region. As in the past, pursuing a policy that is contrary to international law and destructive does not bode well for Armenia,” Leyla Abdullayeva added.